The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have . . . I speak in reverence of our brave and selfless veterans .
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.