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" Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. "
" The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. "
" If you want to make enemies, try to change something. "
" 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. "
" You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape. "
" The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them. "
" Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place. "
" It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true. "
" The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. "
" Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. "
" Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. "
" A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible. "
" I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past. "
" The seed of revolution is repression. "
" The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may. "
" I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose. "
" I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world. "
" Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. "
" He is not a true man of the world who knows only the present fashions of it. "
" I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. "
" A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. "
" That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic. "
" Princeton is no longer a thing for Princeton men to please themselves with. Princeton is a thing with which Princeton men must satisfy the country. "
" 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. "
" There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. "
" 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. "
" If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it. "
" If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing. "
" A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. "
" I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind. "