There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus's-flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.
If you don't make your dreams a reality, reality will take away your dreams.
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up.
If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop 'em
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
If a man die, shall he live again All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
I have enjoyed greatly the second bloomingsuddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority.