The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Our pleasures were simple-they included survival.
That was and still is the great disaster of my life-that lovely, lovely little boy.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do – lose.
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.