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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president… is morally treasonable to the American public.
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.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
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.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
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The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
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.
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.
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.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
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 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!
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.