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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact.
Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Doing what is right isn't the problem it's knowing what is right.
Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Freedom is not enough.
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First let her think she's having her own way. And second let her have it.
One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
The world has narrowed to a neighbourhood before it has broadened to a brotherhood.
A president's hardest task is not to do what's right but to know what's right.
Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Already a congressman, to a mentor "I hope sometime you run across something you think I can do well 24 hours per day.
I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources--because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.
Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way and the other to let her have it.
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
[T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Hubert (Humphrey) prepares for a major address by taking a deep breath.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.
I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war.
Every night before I turn out the lights to sleep I ask myself this question: Have I done everything that I can.... Have I done enough?