Red Barber talks about the spirit of the athlete and how this exemplifies the importance of spirit in life.
12. And So Life Goes
Paul Barnes relates a series of experiences in which he was helped by people of differing religious faith, socioeconomic status, political affiliations or skin color, and how these experiences affirm his belief in the essential goodness of people.
Bobby Doerr, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, describes his belief that it is better to help his teammates through simple actions than to make a flashy play that only causes problems for the team.
Ralph Richmond talks about his illness and the recovery that gave him a new, fresh perspective on his life.
James Du Pont explains his belief that life is difficult but people are strong, although complicated by being both good and bad, and to be good one must be humble, compassionate and have faith.
John Hughes talks about living honestly as a taxicab driver in New York City.
Katherine Bottigheimer remembers an encounter with her elderly cousin Theresa and the consequent philosophy she unconsciously developed as a result: the value of hard work for the betterment of others.
Arthur Hays speaks about his belief in freedom and the importance of democratic values and ideals to maintaining liberty.
19. This I Believe
Edward Mann describes the simple truths that he believes are the root of his happines; faith in God, service to others, and friendships.
Lucius D. Clay describes being inspired by the German people's desire for democracy following World War II and believes that all people want peace and liberty and also believes freedom is a privilege given by God, and one that must be carefully guarded by all citizens and he calls upon Americans to make this country one that provides equal opportunities for all.