The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.