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"It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me."

"I never trust a man unless I've got his pecker in my pocket."

"I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day."

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

"No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn."

"Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it."

"When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name."

"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."

"Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity."

"If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it."

"We Americans know - although others appear to forget - the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war."

"When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner."

"For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground."

"The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being."

"It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention."

"The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure."

"The noblest search is the search for excellence."

"A man without a vote is man without protection."

"The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America."

"I'm the only president you've got."

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