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"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."

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

"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy."
Government

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

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

"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."

"The history of liberty is a history of resistance."

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

"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."

"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.""
Equality

"The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people."

"At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving."

"Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign."

"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."

"By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all."

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

"Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling."

"If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing."

"If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now."

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