The greatest deliberative body in the world…has too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
For the advice in a joke is sometimes more useful than the most serious teaching.- Baltasar Gracián
The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.- Napoleon Hill
The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.- Thomas Alva Edison
A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.- Bill Cosby
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.- Randy Pausch
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My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned, not bought.
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
|Birth:||14th December, 1897|
|Death:||29th May, 1995|
Margaret Madeline Chase Smith was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she served as a U.S Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in both houses of the United States Congress, and the first woman to represent Maine in either. A moderate Republican, she is perhaps best remembered for her 1950 speech, "Declaration of Conscience," in which she criticized the tactics of McCarthyism.
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