A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
The Truth is found when men (and Women) are free to pursue it.
In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice"¦, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.
Be sincere, Be brief, Be seated.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Presidents are selected, not elected.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
To reach a port we must set sail "Sail, not tie at anchorSail, not drift.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Self- interest is the enemy of all true affection.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all.
If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.