The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Category: Critics And Criticism
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being.
America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.