The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
In the public interest, therefore, it is better that we lose the services of the exceptions who are good Judges after they are seventy and avoid the presence on the Bench of men who are not able to keep up with the work, or to perform it satisfactorily.
William Howard Taft
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace