Pierre Trudeau (Politician)

#6063 Pierre Trudeau

Of course a bilingual state is more expensive than a unilingual one — but it is a richer state. .

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#6064 Pierre Trudeau

Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. .

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#6065 Pierre Trudeau

Let us overthrow the totems, break the taboos. Or better, let us consider them cancelled. Coldly, let us be intelligent. .

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#6066 Pierre Trudeau

We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege. .

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#6067 Pierre Trudeau

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die. .

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#6068 Pierre Trudeau

The essential ingredient of politics is timing. .

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#6069 Pierre Trudeau

I believe a constitution can permit the co-existence of several cultures and ethnic groups with a single state. .

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#6070 Pierre Trudeau

Well, Just watch me! .

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#6071 Pierre Trudeau

What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature. .

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#6072 Pierre Trudeau

I would have to point out in the strongest terms the autocracy of the Liberal structure and the cowardice of its members. I have never seen in all my examination of politics so degrading a spectacle as that of all these Liberals turning their coats in unison with their Chief, when they saw the chance to take power. .

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#6073 Pierre Trudeau

Bilingualism is not an imposition on the citizens. The citizens can go on speaking one language or six languages, or no languages if they so choose. Bilingualism is an imposition on the state and not the citizens. .

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#6074 Pierre Trudeau

There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. .

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#6075 Pierre Trudeau

Vive la France libre. .

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#6076 Pierre Trudeau

I'm not leaving! I must stay. .

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#6077 Pierre Trudeau

I am trying to put Quebec in its place — and the place of Quebec is in Canada. .

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#6078 Pierre Trudeau

The attainment of of ais the cherished hope of civilized men. .

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#6080 Pierre Trudeau

Liberalism is the philosophy for our time, because it does not try to conserve every tradition of the past, because it does not apply to new problems the old doctrinaire solutions, because it is prepared to experiment and innovate and because it knows that the past is less important than the future. .

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#6081 Pierre Trudeau

If you want to see me again, don't bring signs saying "Trudeau is a pig" and don't bring signs that he hustles women, because I won't talk to you. I didn't get into politics to be insulted. And don't throw wheat at me either. If you don't stop that, I'll kick you right in the ass. .

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#6083 Pierre Trudeau

Canada regards herself as responsible to all mankind for the peculiar ecological balance that now exists so precariously in the water, ice and land areas of the Arctic archipelago. We do not doubt for a moment that the rest of the world would find us at fault, and hold us liable, should we fail to ensure adequate protection of that environment from pollution or artificial deterioration. .

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#6084 Pierre Trudeau

The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness. .

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#6085 Pierre Trudeau

Trudeau: Well there are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed. But it's more important to keep law and order in the society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of a soldier—CBC reporter Tim Ralfe [interrupting]: At any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that?Trudeau: Well, just watch me. .

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#6087 Pierre Trudeau

Mangez de la merde. .

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#6088 Pierre Trudeau

Fuddle duddle. .

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#6089 Pierre Trudeau

There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an "all Canadian" boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate. .

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#6091 Pierre Trudeau

I've been called worse things by better people. .

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#6092 Pierre Trudeau

The next time you see, ask Him what happened to the just society He promised 2,000 years ago. .

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#6093 Pierre Trudeau

I don't really know what a cyclotron is but I am certainly very happy Canada has one! .

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#6094 Pierre Trudeau

If Canada is to survive, it can only survive in mutual respect and in love for one another. .

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#6095 Pierre Trudeau

Oh, for Christ's sake shut up. Obviously the New Democratic Party is not only misinformed but uninterested in the subject. .

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#6096 Pierre Trudeau

I don't know if the member ofthinks he's on camera, but he's not. .

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#6099 Pierre Trudeau

We must now establish the basic principles, the basic values and beliefs which hold us together as Canadians so that beyond our regional loyalties there is a way of life and a system of values which make us proud of the country that has given us such freedom and such immeasurable joy." .

Pierre Trudeau Quotes about life
#6100 Pierre Trudeau

I walked until midnight in the storm, then I went home and took a sauna for an hour and a half. It was all clear. I listened to my heart and saw if there were any signs of my destiny in the sky, and there were none — there were just snowflakes. .

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#6103 Pierre Trudeau

I, for one, will be convinced that the Canada we know and love will be gone forever. But, then,wrote that ' greatness lay in the fact that he realized Athens was not immortal. I think we have to realize that Canada is not immortal; but, if it is going to go, let it go with a bang rather than a whimper. .

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#6105 Pierre Trudeau

Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal. .

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#6106 Pierre Trudeau

People are more interested in ideas than dress. .

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#6107 Pierre Trudeau

If all politicians were like Pierre Trudeau, there would be world peace. ~ .

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#6108 Pierre Trudeau

I was too busy doing my job and living my life to spend time keeping notes for some future volume of memoirs. .

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#6109 Pierre Trudeau

Thewere good educators, exceptional teachers. In an era and in a society where freedom of speech was not held in high regard, of course, that the discourse be focused on what they were teaching, but we were able to go beyond this framework without incurring too great a risk. .

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#6110 Pierre Trudeau

was an extraordinary window on the world. .

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#6111 Pierre Trudeau

What is wonderful about a university likeis that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries;it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of , a great master of English prose as well as theology. .

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#6112 Pierre Trudeau

What is considered sinful in one of the great religions to which citizens belong isn't necessarily sinful in the others.therefore cannot be based on the notion of sin; it is crimes that it must define. .

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#6113 Pierre Trudeau

When I had been appointed to the Cabinet in 1967, I had been struck by the amateurism that reigned in the upper echelons of the federal government. .

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#6114 Pierre Trudeau

demands that elected members be able to realize fully the role for which they have been chosen. .

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#6115 Pierre Trudeau

I must say that "" has always seemed to me to be sensible advice. .

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#6116 Pierre Trudeau

I am sometimes also asked whether thetaught me anything about the art of governing, or about the means that were at my disposal for defusing the crisis. First of all, it taught me that you can be the prescient futurologist in the world, you can lay out the best-made plans and define your priorities with the utmost care, but if you show yourself to be incapable of managing a crisis when it arises, you will lose your right to govern and the whole thing will blow up in your face. .

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#6117 Pierre Trudeau

Some things I never learned to like. I didn't like to kiss babies, though I didn't mind kissing their mothers. I didn't like to slap backs or other parts of the anatomy. I liked hecklers, because they brought my speeches alive. I liked supporters, because they looked happy. And I really enjoyed mingling with people, if there wasn't too much of it. .

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#6118 Pierre Trudeau

The state has an active role to play in ensuring that there is equilibrium between the constituent parts of the economy, the consumers and the producers. .

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#6119 Pierre Trudeau

As against the "invisible hand" of , there has to be a visible hand of politicians whose objective is to have the kind of society that is caring and humane. .

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#6120 Pierre Trudeau

I never actually got around to taping conversations with my guests, but there are a lot of things you can learn from a man like . .

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#6121 Pierre Trudeau

The community of man should be treated in the same way you would treat your community of brothers or fellow citizens. .

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