My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
He who slings mud generally loses ground.
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
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