For when men are men of action, it is with resolved plans, at once and without waiting, that they advance.—Thucydides.
We shall win the war of ideologies that has brought nations suffering and despair unequaled since the vast upheaval ending the empire of Rome. We shall win and go on to the grand destiny of world leadership that is the opportunity and the duty of the United States. We must win or decline to futility, to the dishonor and death of a nation that is given great strength, great vision, great opportunity to direct earth's fate, but fails to stand up to its part. We shall win but it will not be by material. It will not be by warships and planes, tanks and guns, or soldiers and sailors alone. It will not be by training and morale. All these things we shall have and all are necessary; but all are useless and all will fail without leadership.