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...
I am far from underestimating the importance of dividends, but I rank dividends below human character.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities.
I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared.
There never has been devised, and there never will be devised, any law which will enable a man to succeed save by the exercise of those qualities which have always been the prerequisites of success - the qualities of hard work, of keen intelligence, of unflinching will.
A nation that still needs to distinguish between stealing an election, and stealing a new pair of shoes, is not completely civilized yet.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
My power vanishes into thin air the instant that my fellow citizens, who are straight and honest, cease to believe that I represent them and fight for what is straight and honest. That is all the strength that I have.
[Among the books he chooses, a statesman] ought to read interesting books on history and government, and books of science and philosophy; and really good books on these subjects are as enthralling as any fiction ever written in prose or verse.
The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.
Fertile plains, every foot of them tilled, are of the first necessity; but great natural playgrounds of mountain, forest, cliff-walled lake, and brawling brook are also necessary to the full and many-sided development of a fine race.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each black man and each white man (or any person) on his merits as a man, giving him no more and no less than he is worthy to have.
We cannot do great deeds unless we're willing to do the small things that make up the sum of greatness.
But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have roo
Do nothing to mar its grandeur ... keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage.
It is a bad thing for a nation to raise and to admire a false standard of success; and there can be no falser standard than that set by the deification of material well-being in and for itself.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roose
We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
The one being abhorrent to the powers above the earth and under them is the hyphenated American
It may be that 'the voice of the people is the voice of God' in fifty one cases out of a hundred, but in the remaining forty nine it is quite as likely to be the voice of the devil, of, what is still worse, the voice of a fool.
Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits.Don't spread patriotism too thin.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
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.
It is well indeed for out land that we of this generation have learned to think nationally.
Perhaps the most incapable Executive that ever filled the presidential chair...it would be difficult to imagine a man less fit to guide the state with honor and safety through the stormy times that marked the opening of the present century.
There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else
... looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. ... No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the American