''The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.''
''The government is us; we are the government, you and I.''
"I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction."
''The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.''
''To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.''
''When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."
''The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.''
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.''
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
''With self-discipline most anything is possible''
''Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.''
''The history of liberty is a history of resistance.''
"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
"A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue."
"Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist."
"A child miseducated is a child lost."
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both."
"It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war."
"Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole."
"Be sincere; be brief; be seated."
"Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off."
"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
"No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal."
"Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force."
"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment."
"Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion."
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues."
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."
''It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.''
''I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.''
''People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.''
''Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.''