The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land.
A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.
The way to procure insults is to submit to them a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
If we don't want to see the map of Central America covered in a sea of red, eventually lapping at our own borders, we must act now.
The first thing was, I learned to forgive myself. Then, I told myself, 'Go ahead and do whatever you want, it's okay by me.'
Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Laughter is an instant vacation
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
You know what would be the most terrifying thing that could ever happen to a flea Getting caught inside a watch somehow. You don't even care, do you.
A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is to refuse to lend him money. It is six of one and a half dozen of the other.
It makes me mad when people say I turned and ran like a scared rabbit. Maybe it was like an angry rabbit, who was going to fight in another fight, away from the first fight.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours.
As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to ... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. (On the Vietnam War)