A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.
The art of government has grown from its seeds in the tiny city-states of Greece to become the political mode of half the world. So let us dream of a world in which all states, great and small, work together for the peaceful flowering of the republic of man.
It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
A hungry man is not a free man.
Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
I have said what I meant and meant what I said. I have not done as well as I should like to have done, but I have done my best, frankly and forthrightly; no man can do more, and you are entitled to no less.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.