You must keep your honor You can't speak for the country you can do little about the national economy or actions of moral weaklings who excuse themselves with the expression, 'That is politics nor can you be responsible for deception in others. But you are responsible for yourself There are no collective panaceas only individual ones.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. What is the worth of all this The only guide to a man is his conscience the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations but with this shield, however the fate may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.