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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.
 

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
[Funny]
 

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
[History]
 

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
 

I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a president, and I think I'll go along with them.
 

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
 

If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
 

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
[Worry]
 

In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law.
[Law]
 

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
[Action]
 

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
 

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
[Begin]
 

It takes a great man to be a good listener.
 

It would be folly to argue that the people cannot make political mistakes. They can and do make grave mistakes. They know it, they pay the penalty, but compared with the mistakes which have been made by every kind of autocracy they are unimportant.
[Democracy]
 

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
[Knowledge]
 

Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.
[Liberty]
 

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
 

Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.
 

Men show, by what they worship, what they are.
 

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
 


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