A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal after wards.
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Death is always, under all circumstances, a tragedy, for if it is not then it means that life has become one.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficultyâ€¦ I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.