Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.