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    Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
    — Paul Tsongas
    America is the sum of all our journeys as we search for our national community and our national culture.
    — Paul Tsongas
    It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don't worry, be happy. Everything is fine.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: lies  worries  hope 
     
    In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running. And it will not cease, not in China, not in South Africa, not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea of democracy and freedom has taken root.
    — Paul Tsongas
    From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
    — Paul Tsongas
    Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.
    — Paul Tsongas
    I am an American. I love this country.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: american 
     
    You can't have employment and despise employers ... No goose, no golden eggs.
    — Paul Tsongas
    We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
    — Paul Tsongas
    No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: time  live  world  depression  right  war  vietnam 
     
    Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living.
    — Paul Tsongas
    You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
    — Paul Tsongas
    I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness.
    — Paul Tsongas
    Democrats love employees, it's employers they hate.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: hate  employees 
     
    Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: winning 
     
    Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.
    — Paul Tsongas
    Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy to all the days that will be granted to you.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: fear  meaning 
     
    Lowell is my home. It is where I drew my first breath. It is where I will always derive a sense of place and a sense of belonging
    — Paul Tsongas
    That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: earth  thinking 
     
    Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: greatness 
     
    This land, this water, this air, this planet - this is our legacy to our young.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: young  water 
     
    No one on his deathbed ever said, "I wish I had spent more time on my business."
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: time  wishes 
     
    You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business at the same time. You cannot love employment and hate employers.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: time  hate 
     
    I wish I had spent more time at the office.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: time  wishes 
     
    A commencement is a time of joy. It is also a time of melancholy. But then again, so is life.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: time  joy 
     
    America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
    — Paul Tsongas
    My father's generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.
    — Paul Tsongas
    Our only weapons in this war of your lifetime are the weapons of the mind.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: war  mind 
     
    Breastroke is an athletic event, butterfly is a political statement.
    — Paul Tsongas
    The cold war is over; Japan won.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: war 
     
    That's a good question. Let me try to evade you.
    — Paul Tsongas
    tags: questions 
     
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