The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal.
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
To give one’s life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly.
Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
Peoples are made of hate and of love, and more of hate than love.
Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.
We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it.