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It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
 

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
 

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.
 

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
[Nature]
 

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.
 

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
[Sports]
 

People make a big fuss over you when you're President. But I'm very serious about doing everything I can to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.
 

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
[Politics]
 

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
 

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
 

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
 

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
 

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.
 

The less freedom there is, the more there is talk of the "new freedom." Yet this new freedom is a mere word which covers the exact contradiction of all that Europe ever understood by freedom. ... The new freedom which is preached in Europe is, however, the right of the majority against the individual.
[Freedom]
 

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
[Attempt]
 

To deal with individual human needs at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
 

Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
 

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
 

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
 

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
 


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