You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
The greatest tragedy of old age is the tendency for the old to feel unneeded, unwanted, and of no use to anyone; the secret of happiness in the declining years is to remain interested in life, as active as possible, useful to others, busy, and forward looking.
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
What is going on in the Un-American Activities Committee worries me primarily because little people have become frightened and we find ourselves living in the atmosphere of a police state, where people close doors before they state what they think or look over their shoulders apprehensively before they express an opinion.