It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy
A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children
I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact
If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many.
The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.
There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America