Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.
If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed.
I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world.
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.
The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it.
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
Light at the end of the tunnel We dont even have a tunnel we dont even know where the tunnel is.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.
There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.
I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.
You've got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you've got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote.
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
If the American people don't love me, their descendants will.
The Negro says Now. Others say Never. The voice of responsible Americans ... says Together. There is no other way.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.
I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.
This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.
The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help-and Gods.
Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it.
Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
We have seen too much success to have become obsessed with failure.