A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
No man is above the law, and no man is below it.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with the ''money touch,'' but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Category: Ideals And Idealism
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
Category: Law And Lawyers