Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything.
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases.
I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.
Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.
The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.