That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.
The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
A beauty is a woman you notice a charmer is one who notices you.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
Nature is neutral.
Freedom rings where opinions clash.
We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
Your days are short here this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
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