Nicholas Murray Butler Quotes

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

False democracy shouts, Every man down to the level of the average. True democracy cries, All men up to the height of their fullest capacity for service and achievement.

One of the embarrassments of being a gentleman is that you are not permitted to be violent in asserting your rights.

Be not hasty to cast off every aspersion that is cast on you. Let them alone for a while, and then, like mud on your clothes, they will rub off of themselves.