Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.
~ Presidential message, December 25, 1927
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.
The right of the police of Boston to affiliate, which has been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited. There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.
~ in a telegram to AFL President Gompers, September 14, 1919