Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
Corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people...until wealth is aggregated in a few hands...and the Republic is destroyed.
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits that strict justice.