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“Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
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“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”
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“You're short on ears and long on mouth.”
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“A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”
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“I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”
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“I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. ”
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“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
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“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
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“Talk low, Talk slow, and Don't say too much.”
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“My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.”
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“All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.”
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“We’re burnin’ daylight.”
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“A man's got to do what a man's got to do.”
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“It's getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.”
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“If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.”
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“Thanking people is dangerous business. A name always slips your mind.”
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“courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway"

"A goal, A love and A dream give you total control over your body and your life”
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“I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were
selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”
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“COWBOYS, just like the word says.”
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“Government has no wealth, and when a politician promises to give you something for nothing, he must first confiscate that wealth from you -- either by direct taxes, or by the cruelly indirect tax of inflation.”
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“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”
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“The hyphenated American is ridiculous. But that’s what we have to put up with. I think that any person that’s in the United States is better off here than they would be where they came from.”
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“I would think somebody like Jane Fonda and her idiot husband would be terribly ashamed and saddened that they were a part of causing us to stop helping the South Vietnamese. Now look what’s happening. They’re getting killed by the millions. Murdered by the millions. How the hell can she and her husband sleep at night?”
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“The worst part of it has been, I think, the adverse effect on family life. It kills off family conversation. And it’s harder to get your children to read books. I became a confirmed reader when I was growing up in Glendale. I’ve loved reading all my life. Now I’ve got this daughter, Aissa, a very bright young lady -- but it is a hard job to get her to read. Television’s just too easy.”
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“I've loved reading all my life.”
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