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    In his own words...

    Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

    I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

    I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.

    I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

    I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.

    Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.

    It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

    John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.

    No one is pro-abortion.

    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.

    Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.

    People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.

    The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

    This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.

    This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

    We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.

    We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.

    We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

    We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

    When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic.

    Why can't I just eat my waffle?

    With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.

    You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
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    Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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    "Why can't I just eat my waffle?".

    Words to live by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    "Why can't I just eat my waffle?".

    Words to live by.
    He's already waffled enough. :D
    --Odysseus
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