|"I don't care what your politics are. I don't care what you believe in politically, and I don't care what your religion is, as long as you live by it and act by it."
"I have never seen pessimists make anything work, or contribute anything of lasting value."
"Some of the presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that."
"I always tell a student that it is what you learn after you know it all that counts."
"After you are fifty years old [walking] is the best exercise you can take. Of course, some aging exhibitionists try to prove that they can play tennis or handball or anything else they did when they were eighteen. And every once in a while one of them falls dead of a heart attack. I say that's not for me."
"I can always get along with an honest man."
"The least government is the best government. We should have just as little as we can get along with."
"Not all readers become leaders. But all leaders must be readers."
"I've always believed that religion is something to live by and not talk about."
In a letter to his daughter, Harry wrote:
"I am only interested in your welfare and happy future and I stand ready to do anything to contribute to that end. But remember that good name and honor are worth more than all the gold and jewels ever mined. Remember what old Shakespeare said, 'Who steals my purse steals trash, but who filches my good name takes that which enriches not himself and makes me poor indeed.' A good name and good advice is all your dad can give you."