Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
No man is above the law, and no man is below it.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.