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I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.
It is a mistake to expect all to practice democracy as we do. There are as many democratic ways of getting things done as there are uses of the imagination and vision. Free government is not so much a question of the form of the institution as it is a way of life of the people.
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. "Don't complain about growing old — many, many people do not have that privilege."
Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests.
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Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases.
March 19, 1891
July 9, 1974
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