"A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Leland Stanford on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Leland Stanford on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Leland Stanford on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Leland Stanford on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Leland Stanford on Dalai Lama
"The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account."
"The rights of one sex, political and otherwise, are the same as those of the other sex, and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized."
"Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights."
"The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor."
"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."