It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it is not fought on U.S. soil.
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.