The men who act stand nearer to the mass of man than the men who write; and it is in their hands that new thought gets its translation into the crude language of deeds.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
The way to stop financial "joy-riding" is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
I believe in Democracy because it releases the energies of every human being.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
When you come into the presence of a leader of men, you know that you have come into the presence of fire - that it is best not uncautiously to touch that man - that there is something that makes it dangerous to cross him.
Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.
It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts - for democracy.
No task, rightly done is truly private. It is part of the world's work.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
You are not here merely to making a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.