I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
As quoted in Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug, or, How to Survive Public Service (2001) by Kenneth H. Ashworth, p. 11.
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!Everett Dirksen
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
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money.Everett Dirksen