Nature is neutral.
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
In quiet places, reason abounds
The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.