given us our homes, our factories, and our dams, our medicines and our automobiles, our toys and our weapons, our subways and our planes, our books and our radio, our motion pictures and our television. Wisdom has given us our faith, and wisdom brings us hope and trust in the future, along with pride in our past. With wisdom, we flourish and live; without it, we wither and die. With wisdom, years can keep us young in heart and mind; without it, we grow old. With wisdom we can be strong and know no fear; without it, we become weak and frightened.
These things I believe—not alone because I choose them, but primarily because I have lived them, and living is believing.