Wisdom from Polonius


Theodore Roosevelt


“Our country offers the most wonderful example of democratic government on a giant scale that the world has ever seen; and the peoples of the world are watching to see whether we succeed or fail."


"Free speech exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free."


“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.”


“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”


“I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head.”



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Harvard Square Commentary, January 8, 2007