Thursday, November 03, 2005
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes strong than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.