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Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
You can't increase prosperity by taxing success.
I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves
One of the first lessons a president has to learn is that every word he says weighs a ton.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Your ability to face setbacks and disappointments without giving up will be the measure of your ability to succeed.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
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.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Money will not purchase character or good government.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
The best help that benevolence and philanthropy can give is that which induces everybody to help himself.
The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.
Human nature provides sufficient distrust of all that is alien, so that there is no need of any artificial supply.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.
Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control.
The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.
What men owe to the love and help of good women can never be told.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amount of hard work that is put into it.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table.
If American democracy is to remain the greatest hope of humanity, it must continue abundantly in the faith of the Bible
In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication.
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Duty is not collective; it is personal.
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
Governments do not make ideals, but ideals make governments.
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.