"A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself."
"What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices."
"I like the job I have, but if I had to live my life over again, I would like to have ended up a sports writer."
"Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
This land of ours cannot be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician.
I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited from public service. I've earned every cent. And in all of my years in public life I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.
Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness.