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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.



There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.



I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.



Interest does not tie nations together it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.



The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.



Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.



Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.



We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.



Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.



The method of political science is the interpretation of life its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.



I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.



There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.



Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.



My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.



Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.



A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.



I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.



A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.



If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.



The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.



Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.



You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.



One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.



If you want to make enemies, try to change something.



My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.



Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.



A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.



Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.



I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.



You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.