There are but few naval powers, but there are many land powers.
It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.
Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the progress of human affairs.
I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval craft between the great naval powers was too high.
It is true not all has been accomplished that the earnest advocates would desire, but a start has been made.
I share the opinion of those of broader vision, who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.
There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history.
I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
I have often heard it said that the United States is isolated and is not interested in European affairs. I assure you that this is not the case.