Warren G. Harding Quotes.
We need citizens who are less concerned about what their government can do for them, and more concerned about what they can do for the nation.
He liked to play chess and do intelligent things, and I was a serious drinker and nonthinker.
Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be your friend
There is no relationship here between Church and State. Religious liberty has its unalterable place, along with civil and human liberty, in the very foundation of the Republic. I hold it [religious intolerance] to be a menace to the very liberties which we boast and cherish.
Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils.
Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote.
Less government in business and more business in government.
I don’t know much about Americanism, but it’s a damn good word with which to carry an election.
There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation.
We must proceed with a full realization that no statute enacted by man can repeal the inexorable laws of nature.
America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America.
I don’t know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don’t know where the book is, and maybe I couldn’t read it if I found it.
In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citizens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish.
There’s good in everybody. Boost. Don’t knock.
The black man should seek to be, and he should be encouraged to be, the best possible black man and not the best possible imitation of a white man.
It is my conviction that the fundamental trouble with the people of the United States is that they have gotten too far away from Almighty God.
Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.
I couldn’t catch a ball or any of that stuff. I could do only what required brute stupidity.