Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 4:59 p.m. EST by Underdog
from Clermont, FL
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Here are some quotes from our 28th President, the only president with a Ph.D. Some of them are very inspiring to those seeking change.
These are off of BrainyQuotes.
"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy."
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
"I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something."
"I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past."
"If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it."
"Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world."
"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
"The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
"The seed of revolution is repression. "
"The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them."
"Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it."
"I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose."
"Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership."
"America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us."
"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men."
"Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles."
"Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life."
"He is not a true man of the world who knows only the present fashions of it."
"I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty."
"Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them."
"Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt."
"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat."
"Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place."
"There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with."
"There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed."
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."