Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
The worst evil of disregard for some law is that it destroys respect for all law.
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
Those who have a true understanding of America know that we have no desire for territorial expansion, for economic or other domination of other peoples. Such purposes are repugnant to our ideals of human freedom.
Upon the farm of the uncle with whom I lived, we did know of the mortgage as some dreadful damper on youthful hopes of things that could not be bought. I do have a vivid recollection that the major purpose of a farm was to produce a living right on the spot for the family.
At 17, I went to Stanford University to study engineering. My time was occupied with the required reading and the extracurricular duties of managing the baseball and football teams and earning my way.
My earliest realization of the stir of national life was the torch parade in the Garfield campaign. On that occasion, I was not only allowed out that night, but I saw the lamps being filled and lighted.
Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.
Economic freedom cannot be sacrificed if political freedom is to be preserved.
Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.
True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men.
The engineer performs many public functions from which he gets only philosophical satisfactions. Most people do not know it, but he is an economic and social force.
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
I am no supporter of factory labor for children, but I have never joined with those who clamored against proper work of children on farms outside their school hours.
Free government is the most difficult of all government. But it is everlastingly true that the plain people will make fewer mistakes than any other group of men, no matter how powerful.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.