Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
Facts are stupid things.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Where would this country be without this great land of ours?
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Some people go their whole life wondering if they ever made a difference. Marines don’t have that problem.
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
People don't start wars, governments do.
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
I know in my heart that man is good.That what is right will always eventually triumph.And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
It's surprising what you can accomplish when no one is concerned about who gets the credit.
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.
If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
America represents something universal in the human spirit. I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, 'You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey, and you won't become a German or a Turk.' But then he added, 'Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live and become an American.'