I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone,
Arizona. It says: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest." I
think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have – When he gives
everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all
you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt? What would Jesus Christ have preached if he had taken a poll in the land of Israel? What would have happened to the Reformation if Martin Luther had taken a poll? It isn't polls or public opinion of the moment that counts. It's right and wrong and leadership.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm.