So let us begin anew -- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.— John F. Kennedy
Informative Inaugural Address quotations
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained...
The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations
So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof
the better angels of our nature
Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.
I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures.
Divided, there is little we can do-for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.
This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
President Nixon in his inaugural address indicated that he wanted an era of negotiation. Our reasoning was that whatever our ideological differences, whatever our geopolitical differences, we were condemned to coexistence by nuclear weapons.
Care for him who shall have borne the battle
When you frack a well, you're exploding methane up into the atmosphere.
So, Barack Obama, by supporting natural gas, and also talking about climate change is literally burning his own inaugural address. And he's doing it with natural gas.
President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address.
Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that's what we need most in our country today.
In the field of world policy; I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor.
We have duties to others, and duties to ourselves, and we cannot shirk either.
We will respond to the threat of climate change
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
What has the [Donald] Trump administration done from their inaugural address, where they talked about decay and carnage? They've done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigrant population in our country, and make sure that Russia maintains its grip, its grip on our foreign policy.
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether government works.
Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease.
This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
The Almighty has His own purposes.
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.
One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war.