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George McGovern
(1922-2012) born on
Jul 19
US senator. He was the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate; he advocated an immediate end to the Vietnam War and liberal and social reforms at home.
         
   
F
I still love to go back to Mitchell [his home town] and wander up and down those streets. It just kind of reassures me again that there is a place that I know thoroughly, where the roots are deep. Everything had a place, a specific definition.

R
Don't throw away your conscience.
A
The longer the title, the less important the job.
N
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil, that all adults are unsympathetic, that all politicians are mere opportunists. . . . Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
K
You know, sometimes, when they say you are ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
K: In "The Guardian," 14 Mar 1990.
   


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