"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution." Arthur M Schlesinger
"Mohandas K Gandhi warned against what he called the seven social sins: 1. politics without principle, 2. wealth without work, 3. commerce without morality, 4. pleasure without conscience, 5. education without character,6. science without humanity and 7. worship without sacrifice.
"We can find common ground only by moving to a higher ground. Constituency-based politics, with its factional interests, will not lead us to higher ground. Politics has been reduced to the…Continue
"The American Dream .......has been a dream of being able to grow to the fullest development, as man and woman, unhampered by barriers which had been slowly erected in older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the single human being of any and every class. And that dream has been realized more fully in actual life here than anywhere else, though very imperfectly even among ourselves"
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