It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
The very reason why we object to state ownership, that it puts a stop to individual initiative and to the healthy development of personal responsibility, is the reason why we object to an unsupervised, unchecked monopolistic control in private hands. We urge control and supervision by the nation as an antidote to the movement for state socialism. Those who advocate total lack of regulation, those who advocate lawlessness in the business world, themselves give the strongest impulse to what I believe would be the deadening movement toward unadulterated state socialism.
The foes from whom we pray to be delivered are our own passions, appetites, and follies; and against these there is always need that we should war.
I put myself in the way of things happening, and they happened.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.