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'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any po...   Life
A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there ...   Life
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it i...   Life
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The mo...   Life
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of...   Life
Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.   Life
Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best...   Life
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is i...   Life
I would have carved on the portals of the National Press Club, "Put no...   Life
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in ...   Life
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion...   Life
Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.   Life
It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least....   Life
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the a...   Life
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really b...   Life
Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle...   Life
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the co...   Life
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a ...   Life
Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that politi...   Life
Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and ...   Life
Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with ou...   Life
People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being mi...   Life
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its m...   Life
Successful politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance ...   Life
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper un...   Life
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men t...   Business
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitima...   Life
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which c...   Business
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the...   Life
The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sens...   Life
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Pub...   Life
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection ...   Science
The senator might remember that the Evangelists had a more inspiring s...   Life
The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappea...   Life
The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sampl...   Life
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a...   Life
There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that ther...   Life
We are all captives of the picture in our head - our belief that the w...   Life
We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We mu...   Life
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world...   Life
When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.   Life
When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to gre...   Life
When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, b...   Life
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.   Life