1917-1963. Thirty-fifth President of the USA
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived, and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
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There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
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You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
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Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
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The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
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When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
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Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
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We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.
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Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
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If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
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