Knowledge of the past is a counteracting element for the malady of self-pity.
Wherever there have been human beings, there has been adversity. And wherever there has been adversity, human beings have exercised the courage, self-determination, and persistence to overcome it.
When the people of the future study the people of the present, I hope they find the attitudes and accomplishments of our era to be consistent with that theme.
I hope they see in us another generation who refused to be defined by the trials and tribulations of its time.