Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
William O. Douglas
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
You may delay, but time will not.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.