The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.
A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.
I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for.
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.
Learn from your dreams what you lack.
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.
Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner.
The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.