No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
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.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.