The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.