There is a handful of phrases which stand out in U. S. History.
There is the exultant defiance of John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight."
There is the dying courage of James Lawrence: "Don't give up the ship."
There is Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's terse announcement: "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
There is Farragut's angry shout: "Damn the torpedoes; go ahead!"
And Grant's grim assertion: "We will fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer."
Courageous defiance is the keynote of all these expressions which have engraved...