The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Duty is not collective; it is personal.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
School is not the end but only the beginning of an education.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.