Signs of the Times

[President Hoover, as quoted in the Boston Post, Massachusetts]

The things of the spirit alone persist. It is in that field that the nation makes its lasting progress, to cherish religious faith; . . . to reflect into every aspect of public life the spirit of charity, the practice of forbearance, and the restraint of passion while reason seeks the way; to lay aside blind prejudice and follow knowledge together; to pursue diligently the common welfare and find within its boundaries our private benefit; to enlarge the borders of opportunity for all and find our own within them; to enhance the greatness of the nation and thereby find for ourselves an individual distinction; to face with courage and confident expectation the task set before us, these are the paths of true glory for this nation. They will lead us to a life more abounding, richer in satisfactions, more enduring in its achievements, more precious in its bequests to our children.

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November 1, 1930

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