Man in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. We set sail on the sea of advanced education because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. Surely the opening vistas of knowledge promise high rewards and hardships. If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is the knowledge that those who came before us made certain that this country rode the waves of the industrial revolution, waves of modern invention, and that this generation cannot have only a participatory role but also lead it.
Today's generation faces a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, and new dangers. Education must empower us to enhance human progress and we must vow that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We need to vow that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.