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'Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.'


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'Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.'


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'Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.'


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'The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.'


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'If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.'


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'There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.'


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'When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.'


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'There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.'


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'Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.'


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'This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.'


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'Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.'


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'If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.'


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'History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.'


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'There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.'


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'Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.'


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'We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.'


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'Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.'


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'Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.'


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'I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?'


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'Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.'


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'I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?'


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'In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.'


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'I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.'


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'The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.'


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'History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.'


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'Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.'


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'The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice their choice!'


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'Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.'


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'There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.'


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'Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.'


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'If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.'


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'An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.'


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'If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.'


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'There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.'


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'Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.'


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'The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.'


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'You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.'


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'There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.'


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'If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.'


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'Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.'


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'If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.'


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'Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.'


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'Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.'


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'The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice their choice!'


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'Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.'


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'I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.'


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'Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.'


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'I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.'


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'Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.'


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'We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.'


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'The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them.'


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'We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.'


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'What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.'


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'Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.'


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'Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.'


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'When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.'


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'Politics is a profession a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.'


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'In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.'


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'This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.'


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'Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.'


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'A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.'


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'The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.'


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'Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.'


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'Our real problem, then, is not our strength today it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.'


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'The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.'


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'This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.'


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'Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.'


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'We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.'


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'I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.'


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'If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.'


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'In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?'


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'When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.'


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'War settles nothing.'


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'The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.'


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'Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.'


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'Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.'


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'When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.'

 

 

 

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