I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.
I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
The seed of revolution is repression.
What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
In the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.