There are rainy days in autumn and stormy days in winter when the rocking chair in front of the fire simply demands an accompanying book.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly
In doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
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.
The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance, and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition.
Much of the discussion about socialism and individualism is entirely pointless, because of failure to agree on terminology.
We are the heirs of the ages
What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice.
When I hear of the destruction of a species, I feel just as if all the works of some great writer have perished.
By acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
It's not having been in the Dark House, but having left it that counts.
I do not in the least object to a sport because it is rough.
There is superstition in science quite as much as there is superstition in theology, and it is all the more dangerous because those suffering from it are profoundly convinced that they are freeing themselves from all superstition.
Our country, we have faith to believe, is only at the beginning of its growth. Unless the forests of the United States can be made ready to meet the vast demands which this growth will inevitably bring, commercial disaster, that means disaster to the whole country, is inevitable.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.
The wild life of today is not ours to do with as we please. The original stock was given to us in trust for the benefit both of the present and the future. We must render an accounting of this trust to those who come after us.
Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers
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.
We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.
Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. Theodore Roosevel
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation - they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness.
... the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.
All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law
At the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat
No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.