This dedication was inscribed in the marble walls in the lobby of 100 Main Street West, written by Dr. Harry Paikin, who served as a Hamilton school board trustee from 1944 until his death in 1985.
Not to the sword, but to the pen,
Not to the bomb, but to the microscope
Not to the treasures of earth and sea
But to the treasures of mind and spirit
Do we dedicate this building.
What are the great words of human thought,
Born of the struggles and sufferings of humanity
Through the ages
If they be not god and love,
Understanding and compassion,
Brotherhood and equality,
Progress and Education?
Let these be the heritage of our future generations,
Passed by us to younger hands and stouter hearts,
That they may make of them,
Proud flying banners blazing to the sun,
And clear, clarion calls to a happy life,
Wherein wisdom and peace,
Freedom and equality,
Science and love
Shall guide the steps of man.
H. Paikin, M.D.
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