"I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also."
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To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.