"There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Everett Dirksen on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Everett Dirksen on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Everett Dirksen on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Everett Dirksen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Everett Dirksen on Booker T. Washington
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
"I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan."
"When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there."