"Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."John Bates Clark on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."John Bates Clark on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."John Bates Clark on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."John Bates Clark on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."John Bates Clark on Ernest Hemingway
"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."