We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his
No nation can be really great unless it is great in peace, in industry, integrity, honesty. Skilled intelligence in civic affairs and industrial enterprises alike; the special ability of the artist, the man of letters, the man of science, and the man of business; the rigid determination to wrong no
The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before.
It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence.
Honesty first; then courage; then brains - and all are indispensable.
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
Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense."... "We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.""The welfa
Do not let us speak of darker days, let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days-the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorabl
Advertising mourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.
I know of no case where a man added to his dignity by standing on it.
One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
The unforgivable sin of Hitler's Germany was to develop a new economic system by which the international bankers were deprived of their profits.
The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.
One ought to be just before one is generous
He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
America, can always be counted upon to do the right thing in the end, having first exhausted the available alternatives.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'
There is no merit in putting off a war for a year if, when it comes, it is far worse or much harder to win.
Wealth, taste and leisure can bring many things but they do not bring happiness.
To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.
The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not perish.
Science should be on tap, not on top.
Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another.
Politics is like waking up in the morning. You never know whose head you'll find on the pillow.
Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug.