The Constitution was made for the people and not the people for the Constitution.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. Theodore Roosevel
It is a great mistake to think that the extremist is a better man than the moderate. Usually the difference is not that he is morally stronger, but that he is intellectually weaker. He is not more virtuous. He is simply more foolish.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work must no longer be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
When she (my mother) passed away, I kind of understood the commitment that she made to make sure that I could stay in skating. And I wanted to live up to whatever I could. Not so much win everything, but just to be the best that I could possibly be, to honor her memory and everything she went throug
I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control.
Because we are unqualifiedly and without reservation against any system of denominational schools, maintained by the adherents of any creed with the help of state aid, therefore, we as strenuously insist that the public schools shall be free from sectarian influences, and above all, free from any at
More and more, as it becomes necessary to preserve the game, let us hope that the camera will largely supplant the rifle.
Most of us tiptoe through life in order to make it safely to death.
Give the brethren a chance to do something, anything, no matter how small or unimportant. A brother convinced that he is helpful is enthusiastic.
It is not only highly desirable but necessary that there should be legislation which shall carefully shield the interests of wage-workers, and which shall discriminate in favor of the honest and humane employer by removing the disadvantage under which he stands when compared with unscrupulous compet
It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.
At the risk of repetition let me say again that my plea is not for immunity to, but for the most unsparing exposure of, the politician who betrays his trust, of the big business man who makes or spends his fortune in illegitimate or corrupt ways. There should be a resolute effort to hunt every such
In a crisis, the man worth his salt is the man who meets the needs of the situation in whatever way is necessary.
Some reformers may urge that in the ages distant future, patriotism, like the habit of monogamous marriage, will become a needless and obsolete virtue; but just at present the man who loves other countries as much as he does his own is quite as noxious a member of society as the man who loves other
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
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.
The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasums, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at best know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their p
The president is that invisible force that makes a school of fish suddenly change direction, so that everyone 'ohhs' and 'ahhs' at the glimmering mass and only later wonders what makes them move in that way. I read somewhere-_Harper's_, I'm fairly certain-that the fish are only avoiding pockets of e
With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevel
There is more fine abstract design in Navajo rugs than in all these modern paintings.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Theodore Roosevel
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevel
From its origin to the present hour, in all its vicissitudes, Masonry has been the steady unwearing friend of man.
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.
There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.