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Quote Left My own participation in the campaign was delayed by the death of my son Calvin, which occurred on the seventh of July. He was a boy of much promise, proficient in his studies, with a scholarly mind, who had just turned sixteen. He had a remarkable insight into things. The day I became President he had just started to work in a tobacco field. When one of his fellow laborers said to him, if my father was President I would not work in a tobacco field, Calvin replied, If my father were your father, you would.... We do not know what might have happened to him under other circumstances, but if I had not been President, he would not have raised a blister on his toe, which resulted in blood poisoning, playing lawn tennis in the South Grounds.In his suffering he was asking me to make him well. I could not. When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him. The ways of Providence are often beyond our understanding. It seemed to me that the world had need of the work that it was probable he could do. I do not know why such a price was exacted for occupying the White House. Quote Right
Quote Left Changing a college curriculum is like moving a graveyard--you never know how many friends the dead have until you try to move them! Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing in the World can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Quote Right
Quote Left Do the days work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but dont be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but dont be a demagogue. Dont hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Dont hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Dont expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Dont hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation. Quote Right
Quote Left It is accordance with our determination to refrain from aggression and build up a sentiment and practice among nations more favorable to peace... Quote Right
Quote Left Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. Quote Right
Quote Left If there has been any crime, it must be prosecuted. If there has been any property of the United States illegally transferred or leased, it must be recovered. I propose to employ special counsel of high rank drawn from both political parties to bring such actions for the enforcement of the law. Counsel will be instructed to prosecute these cases in the courts so that if there is any guilt it will be punished; if there is any civil liability it will be enforced; if there is any fraud it will be revealed; and if there are any contracts which are illegal they will be canceled. Every law will be enforced. And every right of the people and the Government will be protected. Quote Right
Quote Left All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work Quote Right
Quote Left The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Quote Right
Quote Left We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen. Quote Right
Quote Left We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight. Quote Right
Quote Left Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion Quote Right
Quote Left No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave. Quote Right
Quote Left I should think that an ordinary copy of the King James version would have been good enough for those Congressmen. Quote Right
Quote Left I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done Quote Right
Quote Left Well, farmers never have made money. I don't believe we can do much about it. But of course we will have to seem to be doing something; do the... Quote Right
Quote Left Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business Quote Right
Quote Left Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation. Quote Right
Quote Left If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is easier than the expenditure of public money. It doesn't appear to belong to anyone. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. Quote Right
Quote Left All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Quote Right
Quote Left To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. Quote Right
Quote Left It takes a great man to be a good listener. Quote Right
Quote Left After all, the chief business of the American people is business. Quote Right
Quote Left The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. Quote Right
Quote Left It is necessary to have party organization if we are to have effective and efficient government. The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization, and the only difference between a disorganized country and one that has the advantage of a wise and sound government is fundamentally a question of organization. Quote Right
Quote Left I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them Quote Right
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