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A man who has humility will have acquired in the last reaches of his beliefs the saving doubt of his own certainty.
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power; run against the grain of a nation's genius and see where you get with your laws.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.
When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
The whole speculation about morality is an effort to find a way of living which men who live it will instinctively feel is good.
There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral.
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