J. William Fulbright
Quotations


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

The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.

The greatest single virtue of a strong legislature is not what it can do, but what it can prevent.

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

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

A nation's budget is full of moral implications; it tells what a society cares about and what it does not care about; it tells what its values are.

I do not think it is "selling America short" when we ask a great deal of her; on the contrary, it is those who ask nothing, those who see no fault, who are really selling America short!



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