60 Facts About Bill Clinton That You Should Know

Last updated on May 30th, 2020

Bill Clinton quotes

1. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

2. “The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it. Between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past. Between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.”

3. “We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.”

4. “The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime.”

5. “People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power…”

6. “We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.”

7. “We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.”

8. “Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we’re gone.”

9. “Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to personal failure.”

10. “President Obama’s approach embodies the values, the ideas, and the direction America must take to build a 21st century version of the American Dream in a nation of shared opportunities, shared prosperity and shared responsibilities.”

11. “I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America.”

12. “Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.”

13. “Great rewards will come to those who can live together, learn together, work together, forge new ties that bind together.”

14. “Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.”

15. “If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you.”

16. “In the new economy, information, education and motivation are everything.”

17. “It’s heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.”

18. “Nothing big ever came from being small.”

19. “You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being and that of your family and your country.”

20. “When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page.”

Bill Clinton – Quick facts and stats

Full nameWilliam Jefferson Clinton
Presidential termJanuary 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001

Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by George W. Bush
Political affiliationDemocratic
# of Terms2
Presidential Salary$200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Vice PresidentAl Gore
ResidenceChappaqua, New York, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
BornWilliam Jefferson Blythe III
August 19, 1946
Hope, Arkansas, U.S.
Childhood NicknameDubya
His Secret Service code nameEagle
NationalityAmerican
FatherWilliam Jefferson Blythe Jr.
MotherVirginia Cassidy
Sibling1. Roger Clinton
2. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler
3. Sharon Lee Blythe
SpouseHillary Rodham
Age at marriage29 years and 53 days
ChildrenChelsea
Height6 ft 2 in

The tallest U.S. president was Abraham Lincoln at 6 feet 4 inches (193 centimeters), while the shortest was James Madison at 5 feet 4 inches (163 centimeters).
Weight101.2 Kg
HandednessLeft-handed

(Eight presidents have been left-handed.)
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
University College, Oxford
Yale University (JD)
Languages KnownEnglish

German
Field of WorkPolitics
Other positions1. Arkansas Attorney General, 1976-78

2. Governor of Arkansas, 1978-80, 1982-92
Zodiac SignLeo
Peak net worth (in current dollars)$76 million
Table last updatedMarch 26, 2020