Quotes and Quotations
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
I am not conscious of having any particular style about my writings. If I have any, it is undoubtedly due to my training in the construction of legal papers, where it is necessary in the framing of a contract, or the drawing of a pleading, to say what you mean and mean what you say in terms sufficiently clear and concise so that your adversary will not be able to misinterpret them, or to divert the trial into a discussion of unimportant matters. The rule is to state the case with as little diffusion as possible.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
If you buy something because it's undervalued, then you have to think about selling it when it approaches your calculation of its intrinsic value. That's hard. But if you buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That's a good thing.
In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time - none, zero.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it.
The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
So would I, if I were Parmenio.
If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
We try more to profit from always remembering the obvious than from grasping the esoteric.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?
Acquire worldly wisdom and adjust your behavior accordingly. If your new behavior gives you a little temporary unpopularity with your peer group then to hell with them.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
To the strongest!
Worry is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
We have one and only one ambition. To be the best. What else is there.
The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do - they always reach.
I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Don't do cocaine. Don't race trains. And avoid AIDS situations.