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- All men are equal before fish.
- Children are our most valuable natural resource.
- Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
- Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
- In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
- It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
- Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.
- No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- No public man can be just a little crooked.
- Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
- The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders.
- There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
- When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
- Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
- You will expect me to discuss the late election. Well, as nearly as I can learn, we did not have enough votes on our side.