If you are indeed receiving my greetings from so far away, remember that ours is the first era in which it has been possible for people of different nations to conduct their affairs in a friendly and understanding manner.

In the old days, people spent their lives fearing and even hating one another because of ignorance on all sides. May the spirit of brotherly understanding among nations continue to grow.

With this sentiment, I, an old man, send you Japanese schoolchildren my greetings from afar, with the hope that your generation will some day put mine to shame.

- Albert Einstein