"The first mistake
in public business is the going into it."
will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody."
that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression."
is more difficult than physics."
two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking."
--Lyndon B. Johnson
to light a candle than to curse the darkness.â€ť
matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."
I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops
without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. ...Power
concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. ...Find out
just what people will submit to, and you have found the exact amount of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they
are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are
prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those
who are dumber."
are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."
best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win."
bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and
and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails,
steamships and every possible facility for communications are the achievement
in which the civilized world view and revels, only to languish in mediocrity by
that very fact. Indeed, the effect of this diffusion is to spread the culture
of the mediocre."
know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."
gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket signifies, in the final
sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold
and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending
the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower
is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern