America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
We’ve got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it.
Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
It’s a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.