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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
425
One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
481
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved...
567
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn...
448
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
396
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no...
445
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
375
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
460
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
413
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep them in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
376
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
408
So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
443
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that...
391
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
366
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
360
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
466
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
355
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
404
Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.
378
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.