When a drug comes in from Canada, I wanna make sure it cures ya, not kill ya... I've got an obligation to make sure our government does everything we can to protect you. And one - my worry is that it looks like it's from Canada, and it might be from a third world.
People love America. Sometimes they don't like the decisions made by America, but I don't think you want a president who tries to become popular and does the wrong thing.
What you do is as important as anything government does. I ask you to seek a common good beyond your comfort; to defend needed reforms against easy attacks; to serve your nation, beginning with your neighbor. I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible cit
I've got a reason for running. I talk about a larger goal, which is to call upon the best of America. It's part of the renewal. It's reform and renewal. Part of the renewal is a set of high standards and to remind people that the greatness of America really does depend on neighbors helping neighbors
[T]he course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others. Whatever action is required, whenever action is necessary, I will defend the freedom and security of the American people.
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
Islam is a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy doesn't follow the great traditions of Islam. They've hijacked a great religion.
I'm oftentimes asked, What difference does it make to America if people are dying of malaria in a place like Ghana? It means a lot. It means a lot morally, it means a lot from a -- it's in our national interest.
Some will remember an image of a fire or story or rescue. Some will carry memories of a face and a voice gone forever. And I will carry this. It is the police shield of a man named George Howard who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others. It was given to me by his mom, Arlene, as a pro
America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.
Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.
And we will win the war, and there will be costs. But the military folks understand that, and so do I, and so does the Secretary of Defense.
Ours is a nation that does not seek revenge.
The United States does not torture.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Whether one show one's self a man of genius in science or compose a song, the only point is, whether the thought, the discovery, the deed, is living and can live on.
What sort of God would it be, who only pushed from without.
It would be a lowly art that allowed itself to be understood all at once.
Assuredly there is no more lovely worship of God than that for which no image is required, but which springs up in our breast spontaneously when nature speaks to the soul, and the soul speaks to nature face to face.
The finished man, you know, is difficult to please; a growing mind will ever show you gratitude. --Faust 1, lines 182-3
The greater part of all the mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims.
The little man is still a man.
When two men quarrel, who owns the cooler head is the more to blame.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. Johann Wolfgang von Go
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
The old lose one of the greatest privileges of man, for they are no longer judged by their contemporaries.
And those whom once my song had cheered and gladdened, If still they live, rove through the world now saddened.
Great possessions and great want of them are both strong temptations.
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears.
Profoundness, genius, spontaneity, merit, nobility, ingenuity, voice propriety, feeling, discernment, sensibility, good taste, great tone, rightness, courtliness, vivacity, boldness, style, freshness, harmony, perfection, imagination, purity, correctness. The greatest writer of all times. God's most
The church alone beyond all question Has for ill-gotten goods the right digestion.
The close and thoughtful observer more and more learns to recognize his limitations. He realizes that with the steady growth of knowledge more and more new problems keep on emerging.
A man doesn't learn to understand anything unless he loves it.