Our form of government does not enter into rivalry with the institutions of others. We do not copy our neighbours, but are an example to them. It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as God’s will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them to believe you try to share some of their poverty and see if you can accept it as God’s will yourself.
If You think you are beaten.you are
If You think you dare not, you don not
If you would like to win, but think you cannot
It is almost a cinch you will not
If you think you will lose, you are lost
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It is all in the state of mind
If you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains, if you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains.
I enjoy my wrinkles and regard them as badges of distinction.
I have worked hard for them!
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
What we mean when we say we are for or against capitalism is that we like or dislike certain civilizations or scheme of life.
It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. But business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncappitalist environment.
If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
He is only rich who owns the day. There is no king, rich man, fairy or demon who possesses such power as that. The days are made on a loom whereof the wrap and woof are past and future time.
Moving of the earth brings harms and fears
Men reckon what it did and meant
But trepidation of the spheres
Though greater far is innocent