"Today I should like to elaborate on what we mean by a creative life. I am not about to launch forth upon a difficult philosophical disquisition or try to give you a definitive explanation of life. I only want to urge you to become cheerful travelers on life's long road. Let me suggest something from my own experience that may help bring honor and glory to your future. "I feel most deeply that I have done something creative when I have thrown myself wholeheartedly into a task and fought it through unstintingly to its conclusion and thus have won in the struggle to enlarge myself. It is a matter of sweat and tears.
To be human is not merely to stand erect and manifest reason and intellect; to be human in the full sense of the word is to lead a creative life. "The fight to create a new life is a truly wonderful thing, revealing radiant wisdom, the light of intuition that leads to an understanding of the universe, the strong will of justice and a determination to challenge all attacking evils, the compassion gushing forth from the cosmic source of life and creating an ecstatic rhythm in the lives of all men. As you challenge adversity and polish the jewel that is life, you will learn to walk the supreme pathway of true humanity. He who leads a creative life from the present into the future will stand in the vanguard of history. I think of this flowering of the creative life as the human revolution that is your mission now and throughout your lives."