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Some of us worship in churches, some in synagogues, some on golf courses.
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility.. a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil all committed for our safety to its security and peace preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
What do I believe? As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.
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