True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one perion, to that which it does at another and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.
Anyone can carry his burden, however hard,until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.
Our Natonal debt after all is an internal debt owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay interest on it they will pay that interest to themselves. A reasonable internal debt will not impoverish our children or put the nation into bankruptcy.
The Contagion of crime is like that od the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.
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.
Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each other’s fur.
Truthfulness is a corner stone in character, and if it be not firmly laid in Youth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.
What man calls civilization always results in deserts. Man is never on the square he uses up the fat and greenery of the earth. Each generation wastes a little more of the future with greed and lust for riches.
History gives us a kind of chart and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh that is to say over fear. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.