robbers. But actually in schools I have found everywhere thoughtfulness, sympathy, and generosity, especially among quiet students, who go unobtrusively about their business and have no desire for reward. Consequently, I am what might be termed a “long-range optimist,” well aware of some of the shortcomings of the younger generation but confident that progress, though often slow and perhaps at moments imperceptible, is really being made. What fun would there be anyhow in a perfect world? There must be struggle and even failure if we are to appreciate success. There must be shadows if we are to know light.
In a democracy, the most important factor is the education of the average voter. But it must emphasize moral, as well as intellectual, training. That’s why I rejoiced when my boys brought me a secret contribution of 50 dollars to buy a new coat for