History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.