We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much.
I never could be a partisan leader - a man of one idea.
The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future.
I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing.
I long to be in the Field again, doing my part to keep the old flag up, with all its stars.
But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power.
Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again.
We fought no better, perhaps, than they. We exhibited, perhaps, no higher individual qualities.
We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war.
We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven.