The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What O’Connor never understood was that being a general consisted of two parts politics and one part ruthlessness. Brilliance is a small part of the equation.
The Price of Justice
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
social reformer and independence movement leader
‘Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.’
T. S. Eliot.
Because the abuse of a child leaves scars that never fucking heal.
Prison fences don’t surround most cemeteries, but most cemeteries aren’t the place where the living has died.
One fella who works here says human memory is like a radio signal. Sometimes you hear it clear enough to dance to the music. Other times it’s fading and then nothing but static.
“Life is a cycle, always in motion. If good times have moved on, so will times of trouble.”
There comes a day when you realize turning a page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Human beings are wired to care and give and it’s probably our best route to happiness.
“We numb our minds and heart so one need not be broken and the other need not be bothered.”
“I will breathe. I will think of solutions, I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.”