My thinking is Lincolnian rather than Jeffersonian, Teddy Rooseveltian rather than Franklin D. Rooseveltian.

— Jacob K. Javits

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There is no office now closed to a Jew, including the presidency.

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It must be understood that, as adults, we are all terminal.

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Politicians are probably the most underrated people in our society.

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My own philosophy is that you don't really belong to yourself.

You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it.

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Birth and death are the most singular events we experience - and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility.

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There is nothing to be gained by waiting for a better situation.

You see where you are and you do what you can with that.

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Im a politician. What I say is not holy writ.

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Business, properly understood, is so central to every aspect of our civilization that Republicans should proudly announce that they are indeed the party of business.

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