The time has come to reaffirm our enduringspirit: to choose our better history; to carry forwardthat precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
George W. Bush
Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.
The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
The promise we sought in a new land we will find again in a land of new promise.
For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flawsare endless, God's love is trulyboundless.
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
We believed then and now there are no limits to growth and human progress when men and women are free to follow their dreams.
Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our nation, for we know that if we despise our own government, we have no future.
This is our summons to greatness. I believe the American people are ready to answer this call.
Let us be proud that by our bold, new initiatives, and by our stead fastness for peace with honor, we have made a breakthrough toward creating in the world what the world has not known before a structure of peace that can last, not merely for our time, but for generations to come.
John F. Kennedy
And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This trial comes at a moment when man's power to achieve good or to inflict evil surpasses the brightest hopes and the sharpest fears of all ages.
Yet the world of international communism has itself been shaken by a fierce and mighty force: the readiness of men who love freedom to pledge their lives to that love.
Harry S. Truman
The supreme need of our time is for men to learn to live together in peace and harmony.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.
By using the new materials of social justice we have undertaken to erect on the old foundations a more enduring structure for the better use of future generations.
Lives of nations are determined not by the count of years, but by the lifetime of the human spirit.
We shall strive for perfection. We shall not achieve it immediately but we still shall strive. We may make mistakes but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle.
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriotgrave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
... the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
When the occasion proper for it shall arrive, I shall endeavor to express the high sense I entertain of this distinguished honor, and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the people of united America.在线下载