So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’
If you will it, dude, it is no dream.
I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire … I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it.
William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury)
Who has not found the Heaven—below
Will fail it above
For Angels rent the House next ours,
Wherever we remove
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.