Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.

The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman-and each nation --must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.

Light at the end of the tunnel? We don't even have a tunnel; we don't even know where the tunnel is.

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining...

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read 'President Can't Swim'.

I got the name when I was 13, ... I got in a fight with another boy at a Sunday school picnic. Mr. Stiglitz, the Sunday school teacher, called me that, and it stuck.

There may be another coup, but I don't know what we can do.

These forces should be adequate to help meet the rights of citizens to walk peaceably and safely without injury or loss of life from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

One of every 16 planes was shot down.

We just added a couple of zeroes to it.

I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president.

I wrote once every two or three weeks for about a year, ... and then about a year ago, I got an e-mail.

I blame the politicians, ... The Air Force has a manual on how to fight a war. You hit them as hard as you can right at first.

It doesn't hurt him. He likes it.