Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
My favorite thought about Abraham Lincoln is he believed in two things: loving one another and working together to make this world better.
If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
Sometimes comforting the afflicted does require afflicting the comfortable.
The biggest aggravation in the Arab world, the biggest reason for their anger toward us and the creation of those suicide terrorists, is Israel and the difficulty with the Palestinian issue.
We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
The beauty of America is that I don't have to deny my past to affirm my present. No one does. We can love this nation like a parent and still embrace our ancestral home like cherished grandparents.
A lot of my stories about the old days, they're delicious and funny. But every time I recall the early days, it's painful. With every anecdote, it's painful because you're summoning up the terribly, terribly difficult life of my parents. And it's painful because I didn't realize at the time how hard it was for them.
Lincoln had bad press, too. He wasn't appreciated until after he was gone.
No one in the modern history of this country, no president, has done more to move toward a balanced budget than has President Bill Clinton.
Religion is extremely important in this democracy - so important that it occupies a prime position in the Bill of Rights.
I love bunt plays. I love the idea of the bunt. I love the idea of the sacrifice. Even the word is good. Giving yourself up for the good of the whole.
You want calamities? What about the Ice Age?
In 1962, President Kennedy succeeded in captivating Americans by explaining the advantages of being the first country to reach the moon and the dangers of allowing another nation to beat us there.
There is a respectable body of economic thought that holds that casino gambling is actually economically regressive to a state and a community.
The Catholic Church did not always teach that life begins at conception.
The American people need no course in philosophy or political science of church history to know that God should not be made into a celestial party chairman.
There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.
I am one who believes that the world goes from the slime to the sublime. And you can take Darwin and all your philosophers and all your ontologists, and that's the direction.