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    The FDA and much, but not all, of the orthodox medical profession are actively hostile against vitamins and minerals... They are out to get the health food industry...And they are trying to do this out of active hostility and prejudice.
    — William Proxmire
    The last few years have been my happiest. Im happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I dont feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: people  sad  die  spirit  year 
     
    The limousine is the ultimate ego trip, the supreme sign of success. It shouts: Hey, this guy is really and truly Mr Big.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: ego  success 
     
    The recommended daily allowances are based on arbitrary, unscientific, and tainted standards.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: standard 
     
    I have spent my career trying to get Congressmen to spend the people's money as if it were their own. But I have failed.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: career  money 
     
    The poor taxpayer may wipe his shoes on a $3 doormat when he goes home, but not the Navy. It is, damn the cost, full feet ahead on a doormat you would be ashamed to get muddy.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: poor 
     
    I doubt if there is any occupation which is more consistently and unfairly demeaned, degraded, denounced, and deplored than banking.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: doubt  occupation 
     
    As chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for NASA appropriations, I say not a penny for this nutty fantasy.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: fantasy 
     
    Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: secret  power  dangerous 
     
    It's hard enougth to find intelligent life right here in Washington!
    — William Proxmire
    tags: right 
     
    The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking, and is voting for the other guy.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: men  danger  drinking 
     
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