Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.— Julius Nyerere
Emotional Us Presidential quotations
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
This (presidential) system will not bear any resemblance to dictatorships under the same name in Africa and Asia, (It) will be unique to Turkey, it will be like a bee making honey, taking something from every flower and giving us a taste of a truly different honey.
Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Of course I wrote most of the Constitution myself.
I remember hesitating for a long time over the US presidential system. But it wouldn't have done - we were too trained in English democracy to sit down under a dictatorship which is what the American system really is.
Admittedly, there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face.
The disfranchisement of a single legal elector by fraud or intimidation is a crime too grave to be regarded lightly.
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.
Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Like NASCAR race drivers or PGA golfers, why not require each of the [US presidential] candidates to cover their clothing, briefcases and staff with the logo patches of their corporate sponsors?
My fellow Americans, let us take that first step.
Let us...step back from the shadow of war and seek out the way of peace. And if that journey is a thousand miles, or even more, let history record that we, in this land, at this time, took the first step.
By mutual respect, understanding and with good will we can find acceptable solutions to any problems which exist or may arise between us.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle.
I went to a number of women's groups and said, "Can you help us find folks," and they brought us whole binders full of women.
For a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television, American Indians remain probably the least understood and most misunderstood Americans of us all.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Liberty in the United States will never be reestablished so long as elites and masses alike look to the president to perform supernatural feats and therefore tolerate a virtually unlimited exercise of presidential power. Until we can restore limited, constitutional government in this country, God save us from great presidents.
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
We the people tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
The recent AP poll that came out last month said that approximately 90% of the American people felt that the two-party system was failing us in the presidential election.
We are a nation that has a government-not the other way around.
And that makes us special among the nations of the earth.
I pledge you, pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American people.
Let us all here assembled constitute ourselves prophets of a new order of competence and of courage. This is more than a political campaign; it is a call to arms. Give me your help, not to win votes alone, but to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them back.
I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.
In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
The people "have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge- I mean of the character and conduct of their rulers."
Compromise is the oil that makes governments go.
Come now. let us reason together.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents.
Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.
Popular religion since the time of Kant and Fichte has gone in a direction they tried to prevent and that has been disastrous for the humanity both of believers and of the rest of us. Look at the role of religion in Republican presidential primaries if you need any confirmation of this last statement.
When you think about a presidential candidate spending all of his or her time talking to that tiny, tiny fraction of us who have the capacity to fund political elections, it's obvious why the perspective of government is skewed relative to what most Americans care about.
Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us.
We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shrink neither.