Quotable: On the Future
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.