"It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own."
"If you think education is expensive, wait till you see how much ignorance costs."
"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain
(what I consider the most enviable of all titles) the character of an
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.'
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence—true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo & withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
"Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past - let us accept our own responsibility for the future."