Everett Dirksen

Everett Dirksen

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Author Profession: US senator (IL)
Born: January 04, 1896
Died: September 07, 1969
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan.

The oil can is mightier than the sword.

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.

But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business.

When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies.

We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that 'thousands' has almost passed out of the dictionary.

We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great quotes

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

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