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When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
by Wendell Willkie

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so
clear they can no longer be ignored.
- Wendell Willkie

A true world outlook is incompatible with a foreign imperialism,
no matter how high-minded the governing country.
- Wendell Willkie

We must honestly face our relationship with Great Britain.
- Wendell Willkie

The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

 

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
- Wendell Willkie

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort.
If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger,
hard work and iron resolution.
- Wendell Willkie

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But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
- Wendell Willkie

No man has the right to use the great powers of the
Presidency to lead the people,
indirectly, into war.
- Wendell Willkie

History shows that our way of life is the stronger way.
From it has come more wealth, more industry,
more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.
- Wendell Willkie

Free men are the strongest men.
- Wendell Willkie

If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom
for others as well as ourselves,
and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.
- Wendell Willkie

Education is the mother of leadership.
- Wendell Willkie

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching,
become tolerant to intolerant groups.
- Wendell Willkie

In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient
stages all movements by government or party or pressure
groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties
of any of our fellow citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking
and not be among those who cry out against prejudices
applicable to themselves,
while busy spawning intolerances for others.
- Wendell Willkie

We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British
to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of
India before we have decided for ourselves to make
all who live in America free.
- Wendell Willkie

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure.
It was an act of military necessity.
Manifestly it would have come without war,
in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
- Wendell Willkie

For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront
of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the
liberties of those we hate,
we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
- Wendell Willkie

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

Freedom is an indivisible word.
If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it,
we must be prepared to extend it to everyone,
whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not,
no matter what their race or the color of their skin.
- Wendell Willkie

It has been a long while since the United States had
any imperialistic designs toward the outside world.
But we have practised within our own boundaries something
that amounts to race imperialism.
- Wendell Willkie

But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the
present German trade policies,
we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form.
This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
- Wendell Willkie

Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful
Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas
of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home.
The war has done this to our thinking.
- Wendell Willkie

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov


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