Friday is former American president Bill Clinton's 70th birthday. Born Aug. 19, 1946, he served as commander-in-chief from 1993 to 2001. These days, of course, he's gunning for a new position in the White House: First Dude.
His birthday on Friday was a chance for his wife — and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — to share a cute old photo and a romantic message. It was also an opportunity to reflect on Bill Clinton's legacy and famous quotes. Here are some of his best sayings, ranging from inspirational to hilarious, collected from Wikiquote, Goodreads and Notable-Quotes:
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
"Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: There are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening."
"If you want to live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat."
"If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on."
"The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth."
"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person."
"That depends on what your definition of 'is' is."
"We need each other. All of us, we need each other. We don't have a person to waste."
"The economy has produced 6.1 million jobs since I became president, and if Michael Jordan comes back to the Bulls, it will be 6,100,001 jobs."
"I may not have been the greatest president, but I've had the most fun eight years."
"Shakespeare wrote, Einstein thought, Ataturk built."
"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."
"Every time you cut off somebody else's opportunity you shrink your own horizon."
"I felt like a pickle stepping into history."
"I still believe in a place called Hope, a place called America."