American Historian and Statesman, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Prominent in promoting Secondary Education
At the foot of every page in the annals of nations may be written, "God reigns." Events as they pass away proclaim their original; and if you will but listen reverently, you may hear the receding centuries, as they roll into the dim distances of departed time, perpetually chanting "Te Deum Laudamus," with all the choral voices of the countless congregations of the age.
Style is the gossamer on which the seeds of truth float through the world.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.