Let not ambition take possession of you; love the friends of the people, but reserve blind submission for the law and enthusiasm for liberty.
Show me the country that has no strikes and I’ll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830’s really through the 1950’s, you had conventions that actually did real business.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
I criticize those critics. The reason being that they’re doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified.
Just because you have a piece of trash and you throw it away and it gets hauled away, it doesn’t mean that it’s not affecting someone else.