We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
We can succeed only by concert. It is not, 'Can any of us imagine better,' but, 'Can we all do better?'
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.