I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.— William Allen White
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My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
If our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all the youthful vim and vigor, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better world for tomorrow.
Peace without justice is tyranny
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, of heartaches and of remorse as his own . . . how much kinder, how much gentler he would be.
Any appeasement of tyranny is treason.
We say that money talks, but it speaks a broken, poverty-stricken language.
Hearts talk better, clearer, and with wider intelligence.
Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right.
Dip your pen into your arteries and write.
You say that freedom of utterance is not for time of stress, and I reply with the sad truth that only in time of stress is freedom of utterance in danger? Only when free utterance is suppressed is it needed, and when it is needed it is most vital to justice.
Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
You can have no wise laws nor free enforcement of wise laws unless there is free expression of the wisdom of the people -- and, alas, their folly with it. But if there is freedom, folly will die of its own poison, and the wisdom will survive.
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
As a matter of fact student riots of one sort or another, protests against the order that is, kicks against college and university management indicate a healthy growth and a normal functioning of the academic mind.
A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.
Whenever a free man is in chains we are threatened also.
Whoever is fighting for liberty is defending America.
The talent of a meat packer, the morals of a money changer, and the manners of an undertaker.
I fear vastly more a futile, incompetent old age than I do any form of death.
Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
Live for today. Multitudes of people have failed to live for today.... What they have had within their grasp today they have missed entirely, because only the future has intrigued them.
Consistency is a paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
Every one expects to go further than his father went;
every one expects to be better than he was born and every generation has one big impulse in its heart - to exceed all the other generations of the past in all the things that make life worth living.
...if ever the sun rises upon Barbecue, its flavor vanishes like Cinderella's silks, and it becomes cold baked beef - staler in the chill dawn than illicit love.
Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on.
The more riots that come out of our college campuses, the better the world for tomorrow.
From 4 to 6 percent of the presidential office is not in administration but in morals, politics, and spiritual leadership . He has to guide a people in the greatest adventure ever undertaken on the planet.
I would rather have written Fables in Slang than be President.
Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions.
I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals. Lady Luck has been good to me and I fancy she has been good to everyone. Only some people are dour, and when she gives them the come hither with her eyes, they look down or turn away and lift an eyebrow. But me, I give her the wink and away we go.
Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood.
Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easily - certainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasn't enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay.
Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!
In the Barbecue is any four footed animal -- be it mouse or mastodon -- whose dressed carcass is roasted whole... at its best it is a fat steer, and must be eaten within an hour of when it is cooked. For if ever the sun rises upon Barbecue, its flavor vanishes like Cinderella's silks, and it becomes cold baked beef -- staler in the chill dawn than illicit love.
Never use the word, 'very.' It is the weakest word in the English language; doesn't mean anything. If you feel the urge of 'very' coming on, just write the word, 'damn,' in the place of 'very.' The editor will strike out the word, 'damn,' and you will have a good sentence.
So, dear friend, put fear out of your heart.
This nation will survive, this state will prosper, the orderly business of life will go forward if only men can speak in whatever way given them to utter what their hearts holdby voice, by posted card, by letter or by press. Reason never has failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when you have it. The third kick it when you give it away - and it is the biggest kick of all.
We all have weaknesses. But I have figured that others have put up with mine so tolerably that I would be much less than fair not to make a reasonable discount for theirs.
In education, we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life.