Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.