We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.
It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.
What counts in a man or in a nation is not what the man or the nation can do, but what he or it actually does.
The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.