Bill Clinton

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (11)

  • Bill Clinton: (State of the Union Address, January 19, 1999) Whether our ancestors came here on the Mayflower, on slave ships, whether they came to Ellis Island or LAX in Los Angeles, whether they came yesterday or walked this land a thousand years ago our great challenge for the 21st century is to find a way to be One America. We can meet all the other challenges if we can go forward as One America.

  • Bill Clinton: (Remarks at dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut)The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.

  • Bill Clinton: (in 1996) Will you help me build a bridge to the 21st century?

  • Bill Clinton: (the famous statement during his grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair) It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is.

  • Bill Clinton: (on perseverance) 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: Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.

  • Bill Clinton: 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: 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.

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Trivia (35)

  • In October 2002, Bill was given an honorary induction into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, becoming the first white person in the hall.

  • Bill joined his wife Hillary on the presidential campaign trail in 2008.

  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $7 million.

  • Bill stands at 6' 2½" or 1.89 m.

  • Bill and his family owned a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy (2001).

  • Bill is a strong believer in the importance of education and dreams one day every young person will go to College.

  • Bill Clinton was born with the name William Jefferson Blythe, 4th, after his late father. He legally changed his last name to that of his stepfather when he was 16.

  • Clinton was inducted into the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.

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