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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

The oil can is mightier than the sword. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 4, 1896
Birthplace:
Die: 09-07, 1969
Occupation: Politician
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Everett McKinley Dirksen (January 4, 1896 – September 7, 1969) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the House of Representatives (1933–1949) and the Senate (1951–1969). As Senate Minority Leader for a decade, he played a highly visible and key role in the politics of the 1960s, including helping write and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, both landmark pieces of legislation during the Civil Rights Movement (wikipedia)