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"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."
"When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all."
"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'"
"We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal."
"War with evil; but show no spirit of malignity toward the man who may be responsible for the evil. Put it out of his power to do wrong."
Good & Evil
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
"This truth should be kept constantly in mind by every free people desiring to preserve the sanity and poise indispensable to the permanent success of self-government."
Truth & Lies
"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."
"There is quite enough sorrow and shame amd suffering and baseness in real life, and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction."
"The worst of all fears is the fear of living."
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life."
"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."
"The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name."
"The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day."
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
"The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before."
Good & Evil
"The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad."
"The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame."
"Success, the real success, does not depend upon the position you hold but upon how you carry yourself in that position."
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