In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Ask not what I can do for you. Ask what you can do for me
That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
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