True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.
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- As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I’ve given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I’ll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness.
- This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
- I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
- Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
- The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, You’ll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them. I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.
- Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.