I remember my father telling me the story of the preacher delivering an exhortation to his flock, and as he reached the climax of his exhortation, a man in the front row got up and said, 'O Lord, use me. Use me, O Lord - in an advisory capacity!'
No gains without pains.
Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
A hungry man is not a free man.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
If the pursuit of peace is both old and new, it is also both complicated and simple. It is complicated, for it has to do with people, and nothing in this universe baffles man as much as man himself.
An independent is a guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.
Someone asked me... how I felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell - Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who has stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.
They pick a president, and then for four years they pick on him.
What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.