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.
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
The weakling and the coward cannot be saved by honesty alone; but without honesty, the brave and able man is merely a civic wild beast who should be hunted down by every lover of righteousness. No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a meance to society.
The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties, an appropriation ample enough to meet the necessity for thorough organization and machinery, which requires a large expenditur
After nightfall the face of the country seems to alter marvelously, and the clear moonlight only intensifies the change. The river gleams like running quicksilver, and the moonbeams play over the grassy stretches of the plateaus...The Bad Lands seem to be stranger and wilder than ever, the silvery r
The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth.
The reader, the booklover, must meet his own needs without paying too much attention to what his neighbors say those needs should be.
We Americans have many grave problems to solve, many threatening evils to fight, and many deeds to do, if, as we hope and believe, we have the wisdom, the strength, and the courage and the virtue to do them. But we must face facts as they are. We must neither surrender ourselves to a foolish optimis
Life is a great adventureâ€¦accept it in such a spirit.
Soft pity enters an iron gate.
Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face for all occasions
All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.
I am not in the giving vein today.
My friends were poor, but honest, so's my love.
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
I bear a charmed life.
If the masses can love without knowing why, they also hate without much foundation.
Tongues I'll hang on every treeThat shall civil sayings show. . . .
Seek happy nights to happy days.W
I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
Never anything can be amiss, when simpleness and duty tender it.
Whose heart the accustom'd sight of death makes hard.
Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow! But it means that they have the ability to deal with it
So will I turn her virtue into pitch, And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all.
In winter's tedious nights sit by the fire With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales Of woeful ages, long ago betid
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!
Brutus, I do observe you now of late: I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love as I was wont to have: You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand Over your friend that loves you. Poor Brutus, with himself at war, Forgets the shows of love to other men.
Beauty's a doubtful good, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour; And beauty, blemish'd once, for ever's lost, In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.
Every fair from fair sometime declines