September 21, 2010

“At this moment, we are passing through a period of great unrest – social, political and industrial unrest. It is of the utmost importance for our future that this should prove to be not the unrest of mere rebelliousness against life, of mere dissatisfaction with the inevitable inequality of conditions, but the unrest of a resolute and eager ambition to secure the betterment of the individual and the nation.”

– Address at the Laying of the Cornerstone of the
Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC, April 14, 1906