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 in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime request of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.
The American Beauty Rose can be produced in the splendor and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it. This is not an evil tendency in business. It is merely the working-out of a law of nature and a law of God.
As for charity, it is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent of it.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
The success of each is dependent upon the success of the other.
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 in all-wise-and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individuals highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.
I was born into it and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food or any other element. The only question with wealth is what to do with it. It can be used for evil purposes or it can be an instrumentality for constructive social living.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity, an obligation; every possession a duty.
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
My mother and father raised but one question: Is it right, is it duty?
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.