Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, and intolerance, and slavery, and war.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
We know it because democracy alone, of all forms of government, enlists the full force of men's enlightened will.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.