"The United States never lost a soldier or a foot of ground in my administration. We kept the peace. People ask how it happened - by God, it didn't just happen, I'll tell you that."
"The last thing I would ever ask any man that I appoint to a high office is what are going to be his decisions in specific cases."
"No treaty or international agreement can contravene the Constitution."
"Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in this world must first come to pass in the heart of America."
"Unless we can put things in the hands of people who are starving to death we can never lick Communism."
"You might have the broader consideration that might follow what you would call the "falling domino" principle. You have a row of dominos set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly."
"I would rather persuade a man to go along, because only he has been persuaded he will sick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone."
"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...."
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."