God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope.
Human Beings are just good enough to make democracy possible...just bad enough to make it neccessary.