The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Double – no, triple – our troubles and we’d still be better off t

Double – no, triple – our troubles and we’d still be better off than any other people on earth.

Never, I say, had a country so many openings to happiness as this

Never, I say, had a country so many openings to happiness as this. Her cause was good. Her principles just and liberal. Her temper serene and firm. The remembrance then of what is past, if it operates rightly must inspire her with the most laudable of an ambition, that of adding to the fair fame

Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an

Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.

To be a good American means to understand the simple principles o

To be a good American means to understand the simple principles on which our nation was founded, to observe them in our daily life and to fight for them.

Things on the whole are faster in America; people don’t stand for

Things on the whole are faster in America; people don’t stand for election, they run for office. If a person says he’s sick, it doesn’t mean regurgitating, it means ill. Mad means angry, not insane. Don’t ask for the left-luggage; it’s called a checkroom.

Those tragic comedians, the Chamber of Commerce red hunters, the

Those tragic comedians, the Chamber of Commerce red hunters, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union smellers, the censors of books, the Klan regulators, the Methodist prowlers, the Baptist guardians of sacred vessels – we have the national mentality of a police lieutenant.

The most fearful phenomenon of these midcentury years is not the

The most fearful phenomenon of these midcentury years is not the atom bomb; atomic energy does have its constructive possibilities. The most fearful event of these times is the colossal expansion of the government of the United States and the constant …

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at dri

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s-license age than at voting age.

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first h

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first happen in the heart of America. More than escape from death, it is a way of life. More than a haven for the weary, it is a hope for the brave.