What man calls civilization always results in deserts. Man is never on the square he uses up the fat and greenery of the earth. Each generation wastes a little more of the future with greed and lust for riches.
History gives us a kind of chart and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh that is to say over fear. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.