” DON’T BE AFRAID TO GIVE UP THE GOOD TO GO FOR THE GREAT. “
I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no person a living but that it owes every person an opportunity to make a living
I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a person’s word should be as good as his/her bond; that character – not wealth or power or position – is of supreme worth.
I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual’s highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.
I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.