Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.
We have surmounted all the perils and endured all the agonies of the past. We shall provide against and thus prevail over the dangers and problems of the future, withhold no sacrifice, grudge no toil, seek no sordid gain, fear no foe. All will be well. We have, I believe, within us the life-strength and guiding light by which the tormented world around us may find the harbour of safety, after a storm-beaten voyage.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.