To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.
A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
The man who holds that every human right is secondary to his profit must now give way to the advocate of human welfare.
Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who doesn't do things.
The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great god, that is, of helping them to help themselves.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a meance to society.
This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always be Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live - I have no use for the sour-faced man - and next, that you are going to do something worthwhile, that you are going to work hard and do the things you set out to do.
The reader, the booklover, must meet his own needs without paying too much attention to what his neighbors say those needs should be.
The object of government is the welfare of the people.
Weasel words from mollycoddles will never do when the day demands prophetic clarity from greathearts. Manly men must emerge for this hour of trial.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roose
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roose
In every community there are little knots of fantastic extremists who loudly proclaim that they are striving for righteousness, and who, in reality, do their feeble best for unrighteousness. Just as the upright politician should hold in peculiar scorn the man who makes the name of politician a repro
The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.
We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
We will send ships and Marines as soon as possible for the protection of American life and property.
Let us show, not merely in great crises, but in every day of life, qualities of practical intelligence, of hardihood and endurance, and above all, the power of devotion to a lofty ideal.
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to.
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
The president is that invisible force that makes a school of fish suddenly change direction, so that everyone 'ohhs' and 'ahhs' at the glimmering mass and only later wonders what makes them move in that way. I read somewhere-_Harper's_, I'm fairly certain-that the fish are only avoiding pockets of e
I feel most emphatically that we should not turn into shingles a tree which was old when the first Egyptian conqueror penetrated to the valley of the Euphrates.