Our forefathers left us a free government which is a miracle of faith Â— strong, durable, marvelously workable. Yet it can remain so only as long as we understand it, believe in it, devote ourselves to it, and, when necessary, fight for it.
With all my heart I love our great nation. I have lived and traveled abroad just enough to make me appreciate rather fully what we have in America. To me the U. S. is not just another nation. It is not just one of a family of nations. The U. S. is a nation with a great mission to perform for the benefit and blessing of liberty-loving people everywhere.
'Jihad' can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim.
In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
It is the moral element contained in it that alone gives value and dignity to a religion, and only in so far as its teachings serve to stimulate and purify our moral aspirations does it deserve to retain its ascendency over mankind.
The moral order never is, but is ever becoming. It grows with our growth.
The artist ought no more to appear in his work than God in nature.
Who troubles others has no rest himself.
But it may be the hard part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.