They are the principles onwhich my wife and I have tried to bring up our family .They are the principlesin which my father believed and by which he governed his life .They are theprinciples, many of them ,which I learned at my mother's knee.
They point the way to usefulness and happiness in life, to courage andpeace in death.
If they mean to you what they mean to me, they may perhaps be helpfulalso to our sons for their guidance and inspiration.
Let me state them:
I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right tolife ,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity,an obligation ;every possession, a duty.
I believe that the law was made for the man and not man for the law; thatgovernment is the servant of people and not their master.
I believe in the dignity of the labor, whether with head or hand; thatthe world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity tomake a living.
I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and thateconomy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether ingovernment, business or personal affairs.