The second quality of Washington’s character I want to mention is the ability to let go and knowing when to let go.
As Classics teaches us, war in classical antiquity was seen as a tragedy innate to the human condition.
When we got to Bastogne, we found the Cemetery, and I found Punchy. All I can find words to say right now is that it was a traumatic moment.
As we gathered at the railing with the Chaplain, two of the ship's crew brought out the Marine's body and covered it with an American flag.
A wounded Japanese plane crashed atop the forward turret of one of our destroyers, engulfing the bridge as well as the turret in flames.
May we now recapture our love for our constitutional system, the structure that has allowed this great Republic to grow and prosper.
We all want to be free—politically and spiritually. The cause of a free Tibet, therefore, is the cause of all people.
We who live in the modern age would do well to remember the old adage, “Character is what we are in the dark, when no one is there to see us.”
Statesmanship is a quality that, though it may be betrayed, is always ready to be taken up again merely by honest subscription to its great themes.
We believe that our form of government, as articulated in the Constitution, has brought forth the most successful society in the history of the world.