What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. ... If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them; and then you destroy yourself.
The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
I'd rather use the nuclear bomb...Does that bother you? I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake.
When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways -- to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and the anxious voices, and the voices that have despaired of being heard.
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.