Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.
One person can make a difference.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.
Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle" and the other isn't.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
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