A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
I believe in everything- I am only looking for proofs.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
If she (America) forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.
Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Look out how you use proud words.
Man is a long time coming.
Man will yet win.
Brother may yet line up with brother:
This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers.
There are men who can't be bought.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
Six feet of earth make us all one size.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
The cruelest thing that has happened to Lincoln since being shot by Booth was to have fallen into the hands of Carl Sandburg.
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
The history of the world and its peoples in three words: 'born, troubled, died.'
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
There are people who want to be everywhere at once, and they get nowhere.
There are some people who can receive a truth by no other way than to have their understanding shocked and insulted.
There is an eagle in me that wants to soar and there is also a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers. There are men who can't be bought.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Time is the storyteller you can't shut up.
Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen.
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