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71 Memorable Quotes by Bill Clinton

Best Bill Clinton Quotes

Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of United States. He oversaw the country’s greatest peacetime economic development as well as was the second to be brought to court. Below are some of the great quotes by Bill Clinton.


  1. “Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.” – Bill Clinton
  2. “Global poverty is a powder keg that could be ignited by our indifference.” – Bill Clinton
  3. “Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right in America.” – Bill Clinton
  4. “We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.” – Bill Clinton
  5. “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” – Bill Clinton
  6. “Look, half the time when I see the evening news, I wouldn’t be for me, either.” – Bill Clinton
  7. “It depends on how you define alone…” – Bill Clinton
  8. “Affirmative action is an effort to develop a systematic approach to open the doors of education, employment and business development opportunities to qualified individuals who happen to be members of groups that have experienced long-standing and per” – Bill Clinton
  9. “There were a lot of times when we were alone, but I never really thought we were.” – Bill Clinton
  10. “Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.” – Bill Clinton
  11. “I don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system.” – Bill Clinton
  12. “Last year, the vice president launched a new effort to help make communities more liberal.” – Bill Clinton
  13. “Usually briefs.” – Bill Clinton
  14. “When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again.” – Bill Clinton
  15. “You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That’s a good-looking mummy.” – Bill Clinton
  16. “Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that.” – Bill Clinton
  17. “What’s a man got to do to get into the top fifty?” – Bill Clinton
  18. “It was a real sort of Southern deal. I had AstroTurf in the back. You don’t want to know why, but I did.” – Bill Clinton
  19. “Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to personal failure.” – Bill Clinton
  20. “I may not have been the greatest president, but I’ve had the most fun eight years.” – Bill Clinton
  21. “The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.” – Bill Clinton
  22. “It wasn’t my finest hour. It wasn’t even my finest hour and a half.” – Bill Clinton
  23. “Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – Bill Clinton
  24. “Democracies don’t go to war against each other, and by and large they don’t sponsor terrorism. They’re more likely to respect the environment and human rights and social justice. It’s no accident that most of the terrorists come from non-democratic countries.” – Bill Clinton
  25. “I asked him to do it because he was the only person that I could trust to read all 150,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations.” – Bill Clinton
  26. “Well, I don’t have much job security.” – Bill Clinton
  27. “I’m someone who had a deep emotional attachment to ‘Starsky and Hutch.’” – Bill Clinton
  28. “You’d think he was running for First Lady.” – Bill Clinton
  29. “There are always going to be people who want to be president, and some days I’d like to give it to them.” – Bill Clinton
  30. “Sometimes I feel like the fire hydrant looking at a pack of dogs. For six years I had declined to tell those kinds of jokes, because I have been told it is not presidential. But I feel kind of outdoorsy today.” – Bill Clinton
  31. “The economy has produced 6.1 million jobs since I became president, and if Michael Jordan comes back to the Bulls, it will be 6,100,001 jobs.” – Bill Clinton
  32. “Never pick a fight with the people who buy ink in the barrel.” – Bill Clinton
  33. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton
  34. “If President Reagan could be an actor and become president, maybe I could become an actor. I’ve got a good pension. I can work for cheap.” – Bill Clinton
  35. “Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.” – Bill Clinton
  36. “It’s the economy, stupid.” – Bill Clinton
  37. “I haven’t eaten at a McDonald’s since I became President.” – Bill Clinton
  38. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” – Bill Clinton
  39. “A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.” – Bill Clinton
  40. “Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back.” – Bill Clinton
  41. “I am in support of the NRA position on gun control.” – Bill Clinton
  42. “America and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.” – Bill Clinton
  43. “The world has never truly had to develop an ethic of interdependence rooted in our common humanity. And if we do it, the 21st century will be the most interesting, exciting, peaceful era in history.” – Bill Clinton
  44. “I like the job. That’s what I’ll miss the most…I’m not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I’ve liked it.” – Bill Clinton
  45. “By lifting the weakest, poorest among us, we lift the rest of us as well.” – Bill Clinton
  46. “Because primarily of the power of the Internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree.” – Bill Clinton
  47. “Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off . . . it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature — like wind or water.” – Bill Clinton
  48. “I believe I’m a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever.” – Bill Clinton
  49. “Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.” – Bill Clinton
  50. “When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.” – Bill Clinton
  51. “I don’t believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution.” – Bill Clinton
  52. “The purpose of politics is to give people tools to make the most of their lives.” – Bill Clinton
  53. “Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.” – Bill Clinton
  54. “We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership” – Bill Clinton
  55. “Politics is not religion and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology.” – Bill Clinton
  56. “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” – Bill Clinton
  57. “In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.” – Bill Clinton
  58. “You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.” – Bill Clinton
  59. “In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.” – Bill Clinton
  60. “Character is a journey, not a destination.” – Bill Clinton
  61. “In today’s knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average.” – Bill Clinton
  62. “Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless” – Bill Clinton
  63. “You live in a country that makes it harder to raise children than any other country in the world. You vote for me and I’ll give you family values.” – Bill Clinton
  64. “Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t turn back.” – Bill Clinton
  65. “We need to help younger people recognize their own capacity to do good, and help them discover the rewards of generosity.” – Bill Clinton
  66. “Our paradigm now seems to be: Something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us. And if they don’t, they can go straight to hell.” – Bill Clinton
  67. “The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth” – Bill Clinton
  68. “I have always believed that the decision to have an abortion generally should be between a woman, her doctor, her conscience, and her God.” – Bill Clinton
  69. “We don’t need a constitutional amendment for kids to pray.” – Bill Clinton
  70. “Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – Bill Clinton
  71. “For too long we’ve been told about “us” and “them.” Each and every election we see a new slate of arguments and ads telling us that “they” are the problem, not “us.” But there can be no “them” in America. There’s only us.” – Bill Clinton

Exceeding were some of the popular quotes by Bill Clinton, hope that you must have enjoyed reading them. If you have more quotes by Bill Clinton do share in the comments section.