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Born: 1942-10-15
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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Civility is not about dousing strongly held views. It's about making sure that people are willing to respect other perspectives.

Tags: Making, Respect, Sure

I have a long-term interest in the humanities.

Tags: Humanities, Interest

A government of, by and for the people is obligated to conduct the nation's business in a manner that respects dissent.

Tags: Business, Government, Nation

Civility is not simply about manners.

Tags: Civility, Manners, Simply

History provides a sense of where we've been and lessons that can be taken forward.

Tags: Forward, History, Sense

I am appalled by the notion of cultural wars.

Tags: Appalled, Cultural, Wars

If you read literature, you put yourself in somebody else's shoes. You learn from great figures in literature.

Tags: Great, Put, Yourself

It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable.

Tags: Country, Hard, May

Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.

Tags: Culture, Often, Politics

Politics has high and low moments. Sometimes it brings out the better angels of our nature; sometimes baser instincts.

Tags: Nature, Politics, Sometimes

Public decision-making does not lend itself to certitude.

Tags: Certitude, Lend, Public

The arts and humanities are vastly more important in troubled times.

Tags: Arts, Times, Troubled

The hallmark of our times is change and acceleration, but we have to provide the history.

Tags: Change, History, Times

The majority of U.S. high school students don't know within 50 years when the Civil War occurred.

Tags: High, School, War

There are words bandied about that are being misused - words like 'socialism,' words like 'communism,' words like 'fascism.'

Tags: Communism, Socialism, Words

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism. But I do not rule out optimism.

Tags: Greater, Optimism, Rule

America is very decentralized in how it supports the humanities, unlike European countries where virtually everything stems from the central government.

Tags: America, Countries, Government

America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.

Tags: Great, Leadership, Society

I think America is going to have to think through whether it wants to uplift the political dialogue or advance an approach that divides and, frankly, can lead to violence.

Tags: America, Political, Violence

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