Bill Clinton Quotes
Pants on Fire
"I want to say one thing to the American people, I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie. Not a single time. Never. These allegations are false and I need to go back to work for the American people." -- Bill Clinton (01/26/98)
I have said that nothing improper happened, I have a very clear memory of the meeting. I told the truth then, I told the truth in the (Paula Jones) deposition. (03/16/98 response to questions regarding Kathleen Willey)
I emphatically deny it, It did not happen (Clinton deposition released 3/6/98 by Jones' lawyers.)
Jim Lehrer "No improper relationship. Define what you mean by that. "
Clinton: Well, I think you know what it means. It means that there is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship, or any other kind of improper relationship.
The allegations are false, and I would never ask anybody to do anything other than tell the truth.
I never told anybody to lie, not a single time. Never. These allegations are falseWe can do it, we ought to be a law for everything .
We can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans .
I applaud your desire to get an education and training to make sure that we cannot ask Americans to be poor.
I am here because I want to redefine the meaning of citizenship in America... If you're asked in school 'What does it mean to be a good citizen?' I want the answer to be, 'Well, to be a good citizen, you have to obey the law, you've got to go to work or be in school, you've got to pay your taxes and --- oh, yes, you have to serve ....
Our future and our past is linked only by our present .
I send our deepest sympathy to the economic well being of our people still can't be sure of having a job or a student, or a disabled child.
Our job is to help families provide long-term care for a very long time.
What you heard me say was not what you thought I said!!!
We have to cut more spending, but I hope we won't cut government and ourselves.
I would present a five year plan to balance the budget. (6/4/92) - I think we could be on a balanced budget probably within five to six years. ( 6/19/92) - I think we could reach it [balanced budget] in seven years. I think we could reach it in eight years. I think we could reach it in nine years. (10/19/95)
If you lack the determination to deliver what you have promised, do not make promises.
The balanced budget amendment is, in the first place, bad economics.
Probably there are people in this room still mad at me at that budget because you think I raised your taxes too much. It might surprise you to know that I think I raised them too much, too.
I've said I've never broken the drug laws of my country, and that is the absolute truth.
When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two and didn't like it. I didn't inhale and I didn't try again.
It's not easy to inhale smoke when you've never done it. I wasn't trying to exonerate myself and be cute. I tried.
Everybody knows that I have tougher ethics rules than any previous president.
Our new covenant is a piece of paper that says they won't lose their home if they are still working harder for less and less.
There should be no special breaks for the Internet, but we can't allow unfair taxation to weigh it down and stunt the development of the most promising new economic opportunity in decades.
Of the people, by the people, for the people ...That's what the Declaration of Independence says. (Fact: That statement came from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.)
I am the only President in who knew something about agriculture when I got there. (Fact: Jimmy Carter, Harry Truman, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington were all farmers before they were Presidents.)
I'm sure I spent more time in Texas than anybody else who had run for President recently. (Fact: George Bush (1980 - 1992), Ross Perot (1992, 1996), Phil Gramm (1996), Lloyd Bentsen (1976, 1988), John Connally (1980), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1960, 1964) -- all Texans who ran for the presidency or vice-presidency.)
I'm frankly very proud of my associates. (Fact: There have been 23 Clinton associates jailed or indicted since he became president. )
I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child. (Fact: No black churches burned in Arkansas when he was a boy.)
Hillary Clinton - I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.
Hillary Clinton - We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Hillary Clinton - That's part of the continuing saga of Whitewater ... the never ending fictional conspiracy that honest-to-goodness reminds me of some people's obsession with UFOs and the Hale-Bopp comet some days.
Hillary Clinton - "The president has denied these allegations on all counts, unequivocally."
Dick Armey - "I believe he's a shameless person. If it were me that had documented personal conduct along the lines of the president's, I would be so filled with shame that I would resign. This president won't do that. His basic credo in life is, 'I will do whatever I can get away with.'"
George Stephanopolous - The President (Clinton) has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) "Clinton's an unusually good liar. Unusually Good. Do you realize that?"
Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) "They [the American people] don't believe what Bill Clinton says."
Al Gore - I will say that I think that the ethical standards established in this White House have been the highest in the history of the White House.
Al Gore - Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I've hoed it, I've dug in it, I've sprayed it, I've chopped it, I 've shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.
Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) - I think most of us learned sometime ago that if you don't like the president's position on a particular issue, you just have to wait a couple of weeks.
Mike McCurry (3/26/92) - If I was on the Clinton staff, I would say we have one problem, and one problem only: People don't think we're honest enough to be President.
Kathleen Willey (3/15/98) Then he (Clinton) kissed me on my mouth and pulled me closer to him. And ... I remember thinking -- ... `what in the world is he doing?' he touched my breasts with his hand ... and he whispered ... `I've wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.' And ... then he took my hand, and he put it on him.James Carville - Elections are about fu*king your enemies. Winning is about fu*king your friends.
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