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I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.
Mar. 4, 1925 - from his Inaugural Address
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet.
God works good, and always by degrees. The devil, on the other hand, is bent on mischief, and always in a hurry