Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny.
National injustice is the surest road to national downfall.
Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
I have known ninety-five of the world's great men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were followers of the Bible.
You cannot fight against future. Time is on its side.
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.
One example is worth a thousand arguments.
There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is still wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolut
My only hope for the world is in bringing the human mind into contact with divine revelation.
Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds.
We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
Avarice, where it has full dominion, excludes every other passion.
Commerce is the equalizer of the wealth of nations.
The errors of former times are recorded for our instruction in order that we may avoid their repition.
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