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" Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury. "
" The New Deal repudiation of democracy has left the Republican Party alone the guardian of the Ark of the Covenant with its charter of freedom. "
" I am no supporter of factory labor for children, but I have never joined with those who clamored against proper work of children on farms outside their school hours. "
" One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class. "
" We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation. "
" Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. "
" No public man can be just a little crooked. "
" The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul. "
" The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. "
" Freedom conceives that the mind and spirit of man can be free only if he be free to pattern his own life, to develop his own talents, free to earn, to spend, to save, to acquire property as the security of his old age and his family. "
" Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness. "
" Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. "
" True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men. "
" A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus. "
" When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. "
" The human animal originally came from out-of-doors. When spring begins to move in his bones, he just must get out again. Moreover, as civilization, cement pavements, office buildings, radios have overwhelmed us, the need for regeneration has increased, and the impulses are even stronger. "
" Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world. "
" The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men. "
" It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. "
" Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense. "
" When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man. "
" I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. "
" At 15 years of age, I left school to practice the profession of Office Boy in a business firm in Salem, Oregon. "
" Those who have a true understanding of America know that we have no desire for territorial expansion, for economic or other domination of other peoples. Such purposes are repugnant to our ideals of human freedom. "
" The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office. "
" The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus, every boy is a challenge to his elders. "
" The United States fully accepts the profound truth that our own progress, prosperity, and peace are interlocked with the progress, prosperity, and peace of all humanity. "
" No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him. "
" Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. "
" The opportunities of America opened out to me the public schools. They carried me to the professional training of an American university. I began by working with my own hands for my daily bread. "
" Economic freedom cannot be sacrificed if political freedom is to be preserved. "