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born February 4, 1947; 44th Vice President of the United States 1989–1993

We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO.
We have a firm commitment to Europe, we are a part of Europe.
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I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.
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If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
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A zebra cannot change its spots.
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One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is "to
be prepared."
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It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
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It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that
are doing it.
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What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true
that is.
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This isn't a man who is leaving with his head between his legs.
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Solutions are not the answer.
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I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that
could change.
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I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.
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I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.
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Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun,
which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and
water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.
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The future will be better tomorrow.
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We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to move forward.
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We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
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The best thing about rain forests is that they never suffer from drought.
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Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have
forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
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Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.
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Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
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For NASA, space is still a high priority.
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When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A.,
my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to
blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame.
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Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the
United States that is an island that is right here.
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The loss of life will be irreplaceable.
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The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
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It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
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A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
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Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
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We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
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