I am for such a League [of Nations] provided we don't expect too much from it. . . . I am not willing to play the pan which even Aesop held up to derision when he wrote of how the wolves and the sheep agreed to disarm, and how the sheep as a guarantee of good faith sent away the watchdogs, and were then forthwith eaten by the wolves.
The greatest gift life has to offer is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.
Our fight is a fundamental fight against both of the old corrupt party machines, for both are under the dominion of the plunder league of the professional politicians who are controlled and sustained by the great beneficiaries of privilege and reaction.
It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
I was not going to earn money, I must even things up by not spending it.
I put myself in the way of things happening, and they happened.