Favorite Selections from ToInspire.com

All of this will not be finished in the first one hundred days, nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F. Kennedy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. - John, Lord Morley

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate. - Hubert H. Humphrey

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. - George Burns

Ninety percent of all politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. - Henry Kissenger

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy

A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman, of the next generation. - James Freeman Clarke

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John F. Kennedy

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. - John F. Kennedy

I don't agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  - Voltaire

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out. (1907-1998 - U.S. Senator from Tennessee and Father of U.S. Vice President Al Gore)  - Al Gore

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H. L. Mencken

What has destroyed liberty and the rights of men in every government that has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating of all cares and powers into one body. - Thomas Jefferson

The more state 'plans' the more difficult planning becomes for the individual. - Friedrich von Hayek

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets. - Napoleon Bonaparte

That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time. (2004 Democratic convention) - Barack Obama

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. (speech, Feb. 5, 2008) - Barack Obama

At its core, the economy isn't the sum of an array of bewildering statistics. It's about where Americans work, how they live, how they pay their bills today and save for tomorrow. It's about small businesses opening their doors, hiring employees and growing. It's about giving workers the education and training to find a good job and prosper in it. It's about the aspirations of the American people to build a better life for their families; dreams that begin with a job. (speech, Jul. 7, 2008) - John McCain

There's never been a problem Americans couldn't solve. We are the world's leaders, and leaders don't fear change. (speech, Apr. 15, 2008) - John McCain

We are not people who believe only in the survival of the fittest. Work in America is more than a paycheck; it a source of pride, self-reliance and identity. (speech, Jun. 3, 2008) - John McCain

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. - John Quincy Adams

People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing. - Walter H. Judd

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood. - Jimmy Carter