We must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act, and especially should we beware of attacking the men who are merely the occasions and not the cause of disaster.
The potential for damage is much larger than we've seen in the past, ... The markets are a little spooked about our refining capacity and our ability to pump for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.
Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us it is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty let us live in the harness, striving mightily let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
Thomas Jefferson - Ronald Reagan - Abraham Lincoln - Woodrow Wilson - Ulysses S. Grant - Richard M. Nixon - James Madison - Harry S. Truman - Gerald R. Ford - Dwight D. Eisenhower