Because, wherever I have looked, I see that all things are perpetually referred to an eternal standard of fitness, and that right triumphs over wrong, truth over falsehood, beauty over ugliness. Fitness is the general expression! Judged by this standard art and honour have little value.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
Ingratitude towards their great men, says Plutarch, is the mark of strong peoples.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Promotion should always go by merit, not by age, for services and not for service.