Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

— Josephus Daniels

The most cheerful Josephus Daniels quotes that are free to learn and impress others

A man is as old as his arteries and his interests.

If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind... he will need only six feet of earth.


Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.


To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.


Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung.


So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.


We will embrace you in uniform today, we will embrace you without uniform tomorrow.


There is no rank in sacrifice.


Nobody now fears that a Japanese fleet could deal an unexpected blow on our Pacific possessions. Radio makes surprise impossible.


Good God! This man should be writing dime novels.


Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father.

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