There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.
Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.
Everyone can write, but not everyone can be a poet.
If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny.
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other - the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.