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When scrutiny is lacking, tyranny, corruption and man's baser qualities have a better chance of entering into the public business of any government. ---->>>

Birth and death are the most singular events we experience - and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility. ---->>>

You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it. ---->>>

My thinking is Lincolnian rather than Jeffersonian, Teddy Rooseveltian rather than Franklin D. Rooseveltian. ---->>>

Politicians are probably the most underrated people in our society. ---->>>

There is no office now closed to a Jew, including the presidency. ---->>>

'Business,' properly understood, is so central to every aspect of our civilization that Republicans should proudly announce that they are indeed 'the party of business.' ---->>>

I remember my own life as a small boy, son of Jewish immigrants, in a janitor's flat on Orchard and Stanton streets on the Lower East Side of New York City. My father made pants and doubled as janitor of a tenement - before he made janitoring at $30 a month, plus rooms, a career. ---->>>

I'm a politician. What I say is not holy writ. ---->>>

It must be understood that, as adults, we are all terminal. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 05-18, 1904
Die: 03-07, 1986
Occupation: Politician

Jacob Koppel "Jack" Javits (May 18, 1904 – March 7, 1986) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from New York from 1957 to 1981. He was a liberal Republican who served in Congress for 30 years. He was allied with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and fellow Senators Irving Ives and Kenneth Keating (wikipedia)