Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.
I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it.
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.