Theodore Sorensen Quotes

Consistently wise decisions can only be made by those whose wisdom is constantly challenged. Theodore Sorensen

Presidential candidates don’t chew gum. Theodore Sorensen

Future historians studying the decline and fall of America will mark this as the time the tide began to turn – toward a mean-spirited mediocrity in place of a noble beacon. Theodore Sorensen

The American people still believe in peace, human rights and justice; they are still a generous, fair-minded, open-minded people. Theodore Sorensen

A nation without credibility and moral authority cannot lead, because no one will follow. Theodore Sorensen

When, in the late 1940’s, we faced a global Cold War against another system of ideological fanatics certain that their authoritarian values would eventually rule the world, we prevailed in time. We prevailed because we exercised patience as well as vigilance, self-restraint as well as self-defense, and reached out to moderates and modernists, to democrats and dissidents, within that closed system. Theodore Sorensen