Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
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.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
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.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
The American people abhor a vacuum.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
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