Quotes and Quotations
To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life.
The stock of money, prices and output was decidedly more unstable after the establishment of the Reserve System than before. The most dramatic period of instability in output was, of course, the period between the two wars, which includes the severe (monetary) contractions of 1920-1, 1929-33, and 1937-8. No other 20 year period in American history contains as many as three such severe contractions. This evidence persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after World War I is attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System... and that the severity of each of the major contractions - 1920-1, 1929-33 and 1937-8 is directly attributable to acts of commission and omission by the Reserve authorities... Any system which gives so much power and so much discretion to a few men, [so] that mistakes - excusable or not - can have such far reaching effects, is a bad system. It is a bad system to believers in freedom just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body politic - this is the key political argument against an independent central bank... To paraphrase Clemenceau, money is much too serious a matter to be left to the central bankers.
Alea iacta est. - The die is cast.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven't cut taxes enough.
Veni, vidi, vici. - I came, I saw, I conquered.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. - Men willingly believe what they wish.
Journalism is the art of collecting varying kinds of information (commonly called 'news') which a few people possess and of transmitting it to a much larger number of people who are supposed to desire to share it.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results.
There's a smokestack on the back of every government program.
Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.
Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
One man with courage is a majority.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass-produced with unskilled labor.
You know, there aren't six people in this room who know how true this really is.
That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
Of necessity, we made the discovery that it is easier to turn poets into business journalists than to turn bookkeepers into writers.
With respect to teachers' salaries.. Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority.