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Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
So far as the colleges go, the sideshows are swallowing up the circus.
There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.
Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.
The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
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