Neither the United States of America nor the world community of nations can toleratedeliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation large or small. We nolonger live in a world where the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge toa nation's security to constitute maximum peril.
We in this country, in this generation, are--by destiny rather than choice--the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men. That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient that we are only 6 percent of the world's population that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
It's astonishing that a sophisticated nation like Canada has dragged its feet for so long while the rest of the world has adapted its copyright laws to the digital age. The digital music world is moving on - Canada must move with it, or its whole music culture will suffer.
For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it - and the glow from that fire can truly light the world
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor -- it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.
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