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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.... Moderation in the pursuit of freedom is no virtue.

 
Context
This famous phrase, which boomeranged on Goldwater, was actually a close paraphrase of the great Roman orator Cicero. See {597808}.
Citations

Barry Goldwater, 1909-1998, U.S. Senator (Republican, AZ), Republican Nominee for President, Acceptance speech, Republican National Convention, Cow Palace, San Francisco, July 1964

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Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater
  • Born: January 2, 1909
  • Died: May 29, 1998
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Barry Morris Goldwater was an American politician, businessman and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s.

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