Some day I shall be President.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Everybody likes a compliment.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.