There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.
Robert M. Hensel
“Slumbering in every human lies an infinity of possibilities, which one must not arouse in vain. For it is terrible when the whole man resonates with echoes and echoes, none becoming a real voice.”
Elias Canetti, Notes from Hampstead
“Temperament does not predestine one man to sanctity and another to reprobation. All temperaments can serve as the material for ruin or for salvation…It does not matter how poor or how difficult a temperament we may be endowed with. If we make good use of what we have, if we make it serve our good desires, we can do better than another who merely serves his temperament instead of making it serve him.”
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Technology can greatly assist human capability, but it cannot produce compassion.