Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.
A really great people, proud and high spirited, would face all the disasters of war rather than purchase that base prosperity which is bought at the price of national honor.
The plea of good intentions is not one that can be allowed to have much weight in passing historical judgment upon a man whose wrong-headedness and distorted way of looking at things produced, or helped to produce, such incalculable evil; there is a wide political applicability in the remark attribu
Now, it is very necessary that we should not flinch from seeing what is vile and debasing. There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck rake; and there are times and places where this service is the most needed of all the services that can be performed. But the man who never
The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.
Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property merely of the people today, but the property of the unborn generations, whose belongings we have no right to squander.
There comes a time in the life of a nation, as in the life of an individual, when it must face great responsibilities, whether it will or no. We have now reached that time. We cannot avoid facing the fact that we occupy a new place among the people of the world.
The woman has the right to be emancipated from the position of a drudge or a toy. She is entitled to a full equality in rights with man...
There is more fine abstract design in Navajo rugs than in all these modern paintings.
If elected, I shall see to it that every man has a square deal, no less and no more.
The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.
All the resources we need are in the mind.
If we would have our citizens contented and law-abiding, we must not sow the seeds of discontent in childhood by denying children their birthright of play.
Nothing could be more lonely and nothing more beautiful than the view at nightfall across the prairies to these huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset filled the west.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best know
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
No triumph of peace is quite so great as the supreme triumphs of war.
Compromise" is so often used in a bad sense that it is difficult to remember that properly it merely describes the process of reaching an agreement. Naturally there are certain subjects on which no man can compromise. For instance, there must be no compromise under any circumstances with official co
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
We are the heirs of the ages
When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life.
Ruin looks us in the face if we judge a man by his position instead of judging him by his conduct in that position.
The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics.
Gradually the true Mason gains experience in using these working tools and can observe subtler and subtler indications of personal flaws.
The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.