That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats we will stop telling the truth about them.
Your days are short here this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place touch the depths of truth feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old good friends. And don’t forget when you leave why you came.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
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.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats we will stop telling the truth about them.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is I think the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
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.
An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
We travel together passengers on a little spaceship dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil all committed for our safety to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach however small.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
Making peace is harder than making war.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species including Americans.
Nature is neutral.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted but now it happens to everybody.
Journalists do not live by words alone although sometimes they have to eat them.
Man does not live by words alone despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.