In quiet places, reason abounds.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
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.
You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
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.
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.
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
Freedom rings where opinions clash.
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.
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.
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
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.