Wise and prudent men intelligent conservatives have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing times.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence levelI mean the wages of decent living.
Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
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.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.