The past is across the water ; the future


The past is across the water ; the future is here in our keeping. We can do all that can be done to solve the social problems and fulfill the hopes of mankind. Failure would be a disaster unequaled in history. The first step to success is pride of country, simple, honest, frank, and ever present, and this is the Americanism that I would have. If we have this pride and faith we shall appreciate our mighty responsibilities. Then if we live up to them we shall keep the words ‘an American citizen’ what they now are, — the noblest title any man can bear.”

  • Henry Cabot Lodge who was born on May 12, 1850 in Beverly, Massachusetts

Image of H. C. Lodge c. 1880 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain

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