The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
The government is us we are the government, you and I.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.