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
Every man, who parrots the cry of â€˜stand by the Presidentâ€™ without adding the proviso â€˜so far as he serves the Republicâ€™ takes an attitude as essentially unmanly as that of any Stuart royalist who championed the doctrine that the King could do no wrong. No self-respecting and intelligent fre
In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the
The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight; that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show, no
The weakling and the coward are out of place in a strong and free community. In a republic like ours the governing class is composed of the strong men who take the trouble to do the work of government; and if you are too timid or too fastidious or too careless to do your part in this work, then you
Of one man in especial, beyond anyone else, the citizens of a republic should beware, and that is of the man who appeals to them to support him on the ground that he is hostile to other citizens of the republic, that he will secure for those who elect him, in one shape or another, profit at the expe
To permit every lawless capitalist, every law-defying corporation, to take any action, no matter how iniquitous, in the effort to secure an improper profit and to build up privilege, would be ruinous to the Republic and would mark the abandonment of the effort to secure in the industrial world the s
I believe that this Republic will endure for many centuries. If so there will doubtless be among its Presidents Protestants and Catholics, and very probably at some time, Jews. I have consistently tried while President to act in relation to my fellow Americans of Catholic faith as I hope that any fu
If there is one tendency of the day which more than any other is unhealthy and undesirable, it is the tendency to deify mere "smartness," unaccompanied by a sense of moral accountability. We shall never make our republic what it should be until as a people we thoroughly understand and put in practic
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
I was a serious method actor until I visited this site.
God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Here's the best birth control in the whole world, if you really, if you have no pills, if you have no diaphragm, if you have no other form of contraception. Use it for ladies, if he comes at you with that little thing in his hand, just laugh at it. They can't deal with it, OK, it'll be gone.
Carpe per diem - seize the check. Robin Will
See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
Compassionate conservative. I don't know what that is, it sounds like a Volvo with a gun rack.
What is this demilitarized zone? Whatever it is, I like it! Gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino.
We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
Reality: What a concept!
In America they really do mythologise people when they die. Robin William
I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.
To make fun of an administration, to make fun of anything, Mark Twain said, is the last defense of democracy.
Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.
When you look at Prince Charles, don't you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?
2020. There'll be cold fusion. We'll actually be able to power our cars with our own feces. That's right. The emissions problem will be a little intense, but just light a match.
Never go to Pluto, it's a Mickey Mouse planet.
I only ever play Vegas one night at a time.
People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. Robin Will
Bicycles are pieces of art. You get that combination of kinetic engineering, but then, besides the welds, the paint jobs, the kind of the sculpture of it all is quite beautiful. Bikes have such great lines, and all different styles.
I never performed on drugs. That'd be stupid. It's the same thing with athletes. They can't perform when they have cocaine problems.