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J. William Fulbright Quotes

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.

~ J. William Fulbright

When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.

~ J. William Fulbright

In the long course of history, having people understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.

~ J. William Fulbright

I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men.

~ J. William Fulbright

There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable.

~ J. William Fulbright

We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.

~ J. William Fulbright
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