The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevel
There are dreadful moments when death comes very near those we love, even if for the time being it passes by. But life is a great adventure, and the worst of all fears is the fear of living.
Abraham Lincoln - the spirit incarnate of those who won victory in the Civil War - was the true representative of this people, not only for his own generation, but for all time, because he was a man among men.
Boxing, jiu-jitsu, scaling the Matterhorn... I did cardio before cardio was cool.
Much of the usefulness of any career must lie in the impress that it makes upon, and the lessons that it teaches to, the generations that come after.
I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control.
Give the brethren a chance to do something, anything, no matter how small or unimportant. A brother convinced that he is helpful is enthusiastic.
Ours is a government of liberty by, through, and under the law.A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.
I must be wanting to be President. Every young man does. But I won't let myself think of it; I must not, because if I do, I will begin to work for it; I'll be careful, calculating, cautious in word and act, and so - I'll beat myself.
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends himself in a wort
I believe that there should be a very much heavier progressive tax on very large incomes, a tax which should increase in a very marked fashion for the gigantic incomes.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Freedom is not a gift which can be enjoyed save by those shown themselves worthy of it.
We must diligently strive to make our young men decent, God-fearing, law-abiding, honor-loving, justice-doing and also fearless and strong.
Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it
The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. ...[I]t is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and
Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense."... "We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.""The welfa
Nine tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
I ask of each Mason, of each member, of each brother, that he shall remember ever that there is upon him a peculiar obligation to show himself in every respect a good citizen; for after all, the way he can best do his duty by the ancient order to which he belongs is by reflecting credit upon that or
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.
I can no more explain why I like "natural history" than why I like California canned peaches; nor why I do not care for that enormous brand of natural history which deals with invertebrates any more than why I do not care for brandied peaches. All I can say is that almost as soon as I began to read
When we undertake the impossible, we often fail to do anything at all.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.
Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough.
It is the people, and not the judges, who are entitled to say what their constitution means, for the constitution is theirs, it belongs to them and not to their servants in officeâ€”any other theory is incompatible with the foundation principles of our government.