Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton! Celebrate With His Greatest Quotes Over the Years

On August 19, William Jefferson Clinton turns 69. The nation's 42nd president is known as an eloquent and skilled communicator, writer and storyteller. In his book, My Life, he wrote:

I learned a lot from the stories my uncle, aunts and grandparents told me: that no one is perfect but most people are good; that people can't be judged by their worst or weakest moments; that harsh judgements can make hypocrites of us all; that a lot of life is just showing up and hanging on; that laughter is often the best, and sometimes the only response to pain.

Perhaps most important, I learned that everyone has a story - of dreams and nightmares, hope and heartache, love and loss, courage and fear, sacrifice and selfishness. All my life I've been interested in other people's stories. I wanted to know them, understand them, feel them. When I grew up into politics, I always felt the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories.

In honor of the former president's 69th birthday, click to this Parade.com story and read some of his greatest quotes.