Stronger than all the armies is an idea thats time has come. … The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!
Paraphrasing Victor Hugo when speaking about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (10 June 1964).
We have been through this 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.Everett Dirksen
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.Everett Dirksen
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money.Everett Dirksen