Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?
Don't sacrifice your political convictions for the convenience of the hour.
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
Have faith in yourself and in the future.
I don't think you're going to be a success in anything if you think about losing, whether it's in sports or in politics.
I hope for an America where neither 'fundamentalist' nor 'humanist' will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls.
I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make this nation safe for both democracy and diversity.
If I can leave a single message with the younger generation, it is to lash yourself to the mast, like Ulysses if you must, to escape the siren calls of complacency and indifference.
Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
It's better to send in the Peace Corps than the Marine Corps.
Never listen to a phone call that isn't meant for you. Never read a letter that isn't meant for you. Never pay attention to a comment that isn't meant for you. Never violate people's privacy. You will save yourself a lot of anguish.
No one who works for a living should live in poverty.
People of faith should not invoke the power of the state to decide what everyone can believe or think or read or do. In such cases, like abortion or prayer or prohibition or sexual identity, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the free conscience of each person, not the coercive rule of secular law.
Separation of church and state cannot mean an absolute separation between moral principles and political power.
The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
The separation of church and state can sometimes be frustrating for women and men of religious faith. They may be tempted to misuse government in order to impose a value which they cannot persuade others to accept. But once we succumb to that temptation, we step onto a slippery slope where everyone's freedom is at risk.
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Violence is an admission that one's ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits.
We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we made.
We were taught never to give up, never to passively accept fate, but to exhaust every last ounce of will and hope in the face of any challenge.
What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.
What we have in the United States is not so much a health-care system as a disease-care system.
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