It is the will of God that we must have critics and missionaries and congressmen and humorists, and we must bear the burden.
Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them – this is of the essence of leadership.
It is not the burden, but the overburden that kills the beast.
The burdens that appear easiest to bear are those that are borne by others.
Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.
God gives burdens; also shoulders.
A burden in the bush is worth two on your hands.
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need – not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation.