Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being.
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know.
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.
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
A little group of willful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.