There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.
It is always more easy to discover and proclaim general principles than to apply them.
A prodigious event had happened. The monotony of toil and of the daily round was suddenly broken. Everything was strange and new. War aroused the primordial instincts of races born of strife. Adventure beckoned to her children. A larger, nobler life seemed to be about to open upon the world. But it was, in fact, only Death.
There are men in the world who derive as stern an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as others from success.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.