Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.