We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life in its real sense is lost.
Unfortunately our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920’s and 1930’s when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother’s keeper.
This then is the test we must set for ourselves not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism more humanness more compassion more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo good. If there is ferment so much the better. If there is restlessness I am pleased. Then let there be ideas and hard thought and hard work. If man feels small let man make himself bigger.
The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions and if the road to hell is paved with them then it’s a pretty good detour.