Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become.
No, the only things which do not bother me are the elements. I can overcome them without a fight. All one has to do to get the best of the elements is to stand pat and one will win.
We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.
Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.
Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
The world is not going to be saved by legislation.
Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America.
As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.
If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain.
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