The business of America is business and the chief ideal of the American people is idealism.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Category: Army And Navy
The business of the country is business.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Category: Civil Rights
When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.
Category: Critics And Criticism
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Category: Heroes And Heroism
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
Category: Ideals And Idealism
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
Category: Law And Lawyers
No one every listened themselves out of a job.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.