How is the schoolmaster, the nation, to know which boy needs the whipping?
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.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. But we shall not be poor if we love liberty, because the nation that loves liberty truly sets every man free to do his best and be his best.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.
We have begun a fight that it may be will take many a generation to complete…but you know that men are not put into this world to go the path of ease; they are put into this world to go the path of pain and struggle…We have given our lives to the enterprise, and that...
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
A politician, a man engaged in party contests, must be an opportunist. Let us give up saying that word as if it contained a slur. If you want to win in party action, I take it for granted that you want to lure the majority to your side. I never heard of any man in...
Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.