A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Inaugural Address January 20 1953

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A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

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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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Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.

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

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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 not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors April 16 1963

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Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

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I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

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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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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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