America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.
Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events.
Leaders have to be dealers in hope.
True heroism consists in rising superior to misfortune.
In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The unwise destroy themselves in resistance. The skillful accept events, take strong hold of them and direct them.