As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.
One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
As I hold the future well-being of photography very dear I must see to it that these forces which militate against it be opposed and destroyed.
We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the ameteur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.