The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get fresh water from saltwater, ..(this) would be in the long-range interests of humanity which could really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.
We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor -- it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.