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There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Every time you stand up for an ideal, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope.
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
While free markets tend to democratize a society, unfettered capitalism leads invariably to corporate control of government.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
Too often we honor swagger and bluster and the wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others.
It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain
In your hands lies the future of your world and the fulfilment of the best qualities of your own spirit.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today Rather, it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason, and courage in a personal commitment.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
I think there is an obligation on the part of all of us to stay informed and aware.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
The natural state of a human being is dignity.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
Send forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet...
But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present
He tells so many lies that he convinces himself after a while that he's telling the truth. He just doesn't recognize truth or falsehood.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
This much is clear: violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul.
I dream of things that are not and ask why not.
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.
Only those who have the courage to fail greatly achieve greatly.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves.
Together, we can make ourselves a nation that spends more on books than on bombs, more on hospitals than the terrible tools of war, more on decent houses than military aircraft.
Industrial agriculture now accounts for over half of America's water pollution.
Don't get mad, get even.
The enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and abiding practice of any western society.
Perhaps to some extent we have lost sight of the fact that LSD can be very, very helpful in our society if used properly.
GNP measures neither our courage, our wisdom neither our compassion. It measures everything except what makes life worthwhile
Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
It is immoral to see evil and not act on it.
Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment, 'Stay, thou art so fair.
Nations around the world look to us for the leadership not merely by strength of arms but by strength of our convictions.
Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things.
All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a new world order.
GDP does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play
If you never quit, youll never fail.
Some men see what is, and ask 'Why?' I see what might be, and ask 'Why Not?'
Victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed.