Every hour of useful work is precious.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort.
Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.
Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription.
Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
I really believe my greatest service is in the many unwise steps I prevent.
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