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" Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House. "
" Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. "
" The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. "
" No man ever listened himself out of a job. "
" Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. "
" We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. "
" Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. "
" Duty is not collective; it is personal. "
" Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. "
" After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. "
" I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. "
" If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. "
" In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. "
" There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. "
" Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. "
" Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance. "
" Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. "
" Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow. "
" If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it. "
" Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. "
" When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. "
" You can't know too much, but you can say too much. "
" The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten. "
" Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. "
" Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. "
" One with the law is a majority. "
" When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results. "
" Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind. "
" I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. "
" Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing. "
" Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still. "