„The Democratic party is one that I've always observed. I have struggled greatly in life from the day I was born and I am honored to be apart of something that focuses on working class citizens and molds them into a proud specimen. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Kennedy have done so much in that regard for the two generations they've won over during their career course.“

—  Joan Crawford, Interview, NBC (1961)
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—  Jessica Alba American model, free-diver and businesswoman; TV and film actress 1981
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—  Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan 1957
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„!-- Your kind letter of the 25th ult., and the express package containing the bronze medal of -->Mr. Clay, during my whole political life, I have loved and revered as a teacher and leader.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
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