I have found the best way to give advice to children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.
Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.
Its not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. Its the hand that casts the ballot.
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.
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.
If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
There is enough in the world for everyone to have plenty, to live happily, and to be at peace with his neighbors.
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
To hell with them. When history is written they will be the sons of bitches - not I.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.