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    How many times has the end of the world been predicted? The same number of times the prediction has proved false.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: time  world 
     
    If hemp could supply the energy needs of the United States, its value would be inestimable. Now that the drug czar is in final retreat, America has an opportunity to, once and for all, say farewell to the Exxon Valdez, Saddam Hussein and a prohibitively expensive brinkmanship in the desert sands of Saudi Arabia.
    — Hugh Downs
    As the first human to land on any world outside the Earth, and probably the first living creature of any sort to come from the Earth and reach the Moon, his legacy will be safe as long as intelligent life survives in this corner of the cosmos.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: living  world  human  earth  moon 
     
    Television is the medium of the 20th century.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: media 
     
    I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: ego  attention 
     
    We are a one party country. Half of them call themselves Democrats and the other half call themselves Republicans. All the good ideas come from the Libertarians.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: libertarian  ideas 
     
    The most mature human insight comes from one's introspection rather than from exterior research.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: human  insight  research 
     
    There are more stars known to exist right now than the total number of all the grains of sand on every beach in the entire world. With those kinds of odds, it would seem downright naive for someone to go to a beach in, say, some out-of-the-way inlet in Baffin Bay, stoop to pick up only one tiny grain of sand, and declare that that grain alone was the only place where life could exist.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: world  star  alone  right 
     
    The price of freedom is responsibility, but it's a bargain, because freedom is priceless.
    — Hugh Downs
    Life begins when you do.
    — Hugh Downs
    I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: men  thoughts  young  creation 
     
    To say, my fate is not tied to your fate, is like saying your end of the boat is sinking.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: fate  saying 
     
    Hatred is never anything but fear - if you feared no one, you would hate no one.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: fear  hate  hatred 
     
    This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: libertarian  ideas 
     
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: people  attitude 
     
    I sympathize with people who want to ban guns, but I can't agree with them. We have to be careful in our zeal to abolish guns that we don't wind up with counter-productive legislation that will leave armed only the people most likely to do harm with them.
    — Hugh Downs
    tags: people 
     
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