I Am Profoundly Sorry Dec. 11, 1998
This has gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people. Now, this matter is between me, the two purple I love most —-my wife and our daughter —-and our God. I must put it right ad I am prepared to do whatever it takes to do so,
Nothing is more important to me personally. But it is private, and I intend to reclaim my family life for my family. It is nobody’s business but ours.
Even president har private lives. It is time to stop the pursuit of personal destruction and the pry into private lives and get on with our national life. Our country has been distracted y this after for too long, and I take my responsibility for my part in all of this . That is all I do. Now it is time —-in fact, it is past time—-to move on.
We have important work to do—-real opportunities to seize, real problems to solve, real security matters to face And so tonight. I ask you to turn away from the spectacle of the past seven months, to repair the fabric of our national discourse, and to return our attention to all the challenges and all the praise of the nest American century.