"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Everett Dirksen on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Everett Dirksen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Everett Dirksen on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Everett Dirksen on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Everett Dirksen on Ernest Hemingway
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
"There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
"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."