The evolutionary trajectory of belief is naturally toward maturity. In our early years, emotions, rather than objective reasoning, tend to shape our beliefs. As we mature in age, our vision of life becomes more and more tainted with realism. Happy usually is the man—and this is my fundamental belief—who, although advancing in years, stays young at heart, whose prudence and reason are kindled by youthful enthusiasms, who believes that this life is, after all, worth living.
Proud of my Greek origin, I further believe in the great moral values, which constitute the quintessence of three-thousand years incessant efforts of the Greek nation for the preservation of freedom.