Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.
The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking.
Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought.
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
I always try to think before I talk.