You have given me a great responsibility to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
You can't divorce religious belief and public service ... I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
I personally think that he did violate the law, that he committed impeachable offenses. But I don't think that he thinks he did.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. ... a crisis that calls for firmness and restraint.
Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.