Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts-it's what you do with what you have left.
Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart-it's all a man has.
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.
There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone - who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.
I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.
I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college.
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.
If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.