| A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
| If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
| Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
| I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.
| Ideas control the world.
| Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.
| A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
| The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.
| Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis.
| Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
| The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think.
| I am a poor hater.
| Suicide is not a remedy.
| If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
| All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
| There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.
| Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.
| Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
| I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.
| A law is not a law without coercion behind it.