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I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.
If government is to serve any purpose it is to do for others what they are unable to do for themselves.
The American continents . . . are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
My God, this is a hell of a job! I have no trouble with my enemies . . . but my damn friends, they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
I have always been afraid of banks.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
He serves his party best who serves his country best.
Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.
I can never consent to being dictated to.
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people.
The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems. . . . I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
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I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.
May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.
I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town.
I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
The business of America is business.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
The erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of America.
I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

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