Quotations of the day

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Posted: Jun 01, 2012 3:17 AM
Quotations of the day

"While I do not believe I did anything illegal or ever thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is no one else responsible for my sins." _ John Edwards after campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.

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"We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences." _ President Barack Obama at the unveiling of former President George W. Bush's official portrait at the White House.

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"The Russians keep telling us they want to do everything they can to avoid a civil war because they believe that the violence would be catastrophic. I reject that." _ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton deriding the Russian government for continuing to support Syrian President Bashar Assad, even after last week's massacre of more than 100 people in the town of Houla.