"We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Ben Nelson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ben Nelson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Ben Nelson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ben Nelson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ben Nelson on Ernest Hemingway
"I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
"What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities."
"Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman."