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"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!"
"The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad."
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad."
"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led diffcult lives and led them well."
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
"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."
"Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another."
"Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience."
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them."
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!"
War & Peace
"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."
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
"We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal."
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
"When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all."
"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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
"Our country offers the most wonderful example of democratic government on a giant scale that the world has ever seen; and the peoples of the world are watching to see whether we succeed or fail."
"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'"
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