"This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Henry A. Wallace on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Henry A. Wallace on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Henry A. Wallace on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Henry A. Wallace on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Henry A. Wallace on Steve Jobs
"It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship."
"A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end."
"Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise."
"If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people."
"We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels."