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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:13 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"I don't believe this difficult history can be overcome overnight - the suspicions run too deep. But I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear program, that can serve as a major step down a long road toward a different relationship, one based on mutual interests and mutual respect." -- President Barack Obama, on the relationship between the U.S. and Iran after Iranian President Hasan Rouhani's message to the United Nations General Assembly.

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"We have ashamed and defeated our attackers. Kenya has stared down evil and triumphed." -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a televised address to the nation that was delayed for hours as gunbattles persisted at the upscale Westgate mall.

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"This grand experiment is simply not working. It is time to make D.C. listen." -- Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking to a largely empty chamber as he filibustered President Barack Obama's health care law. Cruz vowed to speak in opposition to Obamacare until he's "no longer able to stand," even though fellow Republicans urged him to back down from his filibuster for fear of a possible government shutdown in a week.