Fulfill – you can far more than fulfill – the brightest anticipations of those who in the name of human freedom and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.
Boldness and decision command often even in evil the respect and concurrence of mankind.
There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.
Wisdom prudence forethought these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right and leaves the consequences to God.