Over hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. There was wide distribution of land and they didn't confiscate anyone's privately owned land... We need an industrial Homestead Act.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
It is the tendency of Government to grow, for practices and programs to become the nearest thing to eternal life we'll see on this earth.
We in America have learned bitter lessons from two world wars: It is better to be here [in Europe] ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost. We've learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
If you're explaining, you're losing.
If I'd gotten the job I wanted at Montgomery Ward, I suppose I would never have left Illinois.
Once people who have been deprived of basic freedom taste a little of it, they want all of it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
In 1992, the federal Government actually issued more work authorizations to immigrants and temporary foreign workers than the net number of new jobs created by our economy. Something is fundamentally wrong when we have millions of American citizens and legal residents begging for jobs, and yet we ar
If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises".
By emphasizing the importance of a common language, we safeguard a proud legacy and help to ensure that America's future will be as great as her past.
Freedom-loving people around the world must say . . . I am a refugee in a crowded boat foundering off the coast of Vietnam. I am Laotian, a Cambodian, a Cuban, and a Miskito Indian in Nicaragua. I, too, am a potential victim of totalitarianism.
Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political.
Eighty percent of air pollution comes from plants and trees.
We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Ma
Freedom is the very essence of our nation. To be sure, ours is not a perfect nation. But even with our troubles, we remain the beacon of hope for oppressed peoples everywhere. Never give up the fight for freedom - a fight which, though it may never end, is the most ennobling known to man.
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
I don't have too much time for fiction.
I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full-bloom from my brow - they came from the heart of a great nation.
I sometimes think if someone appealed the Ten Commandments to some of our courts, they would rule - 'Thou shalt not, unless you feel strongly to the contrary'.
Well I've said it before and I'll say it again - America's best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead. America remains what Emerson called her 150 years ago, "the country of tomorrow." What a wonderful description and how true. And ye
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Law and freedom must be indivisible partners. For without law, there can be no freedom, only choas and disorder; and without freedom, law is but a cynical veneer for injustice and oppression.
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. Itâ€™s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly canâ€™t afford i
If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.
An economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders if it would work in theory.
It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of history . . . . [It is] the march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history, as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.