Inspiring Words

Look to political, religious, and spiritual leaders for hope and wisdom.
Wisdom & Encouragement
Click here to enlarge. Franklin D. Roosevelt

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want... everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear... anywhere in the world." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt in his speech on The Four Freedoms delivered to Congress on January 6, 1941

"The secret of all those who make discoveries is that they regard nothing as impossible." -- Justus Liebig, renowned chemist in the 19th century

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others." -- Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet

America Unites
"America is best described by one
word -- freedom." -- Dwight D.

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength." -- Unknown

"The future doesn't belong to the faint-hearted. It belongs to the brave." -- Ronald Reagan, from a speech given on January 28th, 1986 concerning the Challenger tragedy

Click here to enlarge. John F. Kennedy

"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity." -- John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963

"America is best described by one word -- freedom." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower in his message to Congress, January 9, 1958

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful -- a meaningful friend or a meaningful day." -- Dalai Lama, head of state and spiritual leader of Tibet

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." -- Harry S. Truman, January 8, 1947

Click here to enlarge. Richard M. Nixon

"A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself." -- Richard M. Nixon, 1962

"Not to believe in the possibility of permanent peace is to disbelieve in the Godliness of human nature." -- Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader

"Americanism is a question of principle, of purpose, of idealism, or character; it is not a matter of birthplace or creed or line of descent." -- Theodore Roosevelt, 1909

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