"A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right."
"You ain't learnin' nothin' when you're talkin'."
"For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. . ."
"If government is to serve any purpose it is to do for others what they are unable to do for themselves."
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim".
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining...