The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
Making peace is harder than making war.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.