Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
We live in a time of transition, an uneasy era which is likely to endure for the rest of this century. During the period we may be tempted to abandon some of the time-honored principles and commitments which have been proven during the difficult times of past generations. We must never yield to this temptation. Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities - not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.