Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we mustrise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say.
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we'd all be much happier.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away. it's best to let him run.
I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord's side.
If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view justify revolution; certainly would if such right were a vital one. But such is not our case.