"Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few."
"We must spread the gospel that there is no gospel that will save us from the pain of choosing at every step.
Justice Benjamin Cardozo
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
President Abraham Lincoln
"It is not the
critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or
where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 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,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually
strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end 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."
April 23, 1910