Quotes and Quotations
No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward a time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient than those of our Revolutionary ancestors.
I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America in the middle of the last century.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.
Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
We've put ourselves in the driver's seat, now we've just gotta take care of business.
But many people around the state and even around the country are going to get to experience that for the next three years.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
If a man does not appreciate the importance of both knowledge and strength, he is condemed to be a coward or a fool.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.
Patronage is the sword and cannon by which war may be made on the liberty of the human race.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
I think what has happened to our basketball team, we've been badly distracted. They're not reading too many positive things in the paper.
The secret of freedom is courage.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
That which makes the splendour of the present and the glory of the future remains for ever unforgotten.
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
I always regarded the first day of practice as the beginning of a championship season.
In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.
If you give way, you will instantly have to meet some greater demand, as having been frightened into obedience in the first instance; while a firm refusal will make them clearly understand that they must treat you more as equals.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
I can never consent to being dictated to.
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
He's such a hard worker. Practice was canceled because of the cold, but he still went over to the course by himself and played.
I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
And Israel is not only our ally; it is a beacon of what democracy can and should mean. If the people of the Middle East are not sure what democracy means, let them look to Israel.
Imagination is the gateway to innovation. Innovation is the foundation of differentiation. Winning is the greatest form of differentiation.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.