No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
The human animal originally came from out-of-doors. When spring begins to move in his bones, he just must get out again. Moreover, as civilization, cement pavements, office buildings, radios have overwhelmed us, the need for regeneration has increased, and the impulses are even stronger.
I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct.
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support.
If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
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