The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way.
I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
In quiet places, reason abounds.