What if we can’t keep each other safe?
What a mistake, what a mistake.
What if we can’t keep each other here?
Don’t you tell me the end is near.
I won’t have it.
We shall return to proven ways – not because they are old but because they are true.
— Barry Goldwater
"There is no settling down without some settling for."
— Dan Savage
Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
— Alfred Pennyworth
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
— Kurt Vonnegut
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
— Mark Twain
Rather than thus consent to establish hell upon earth, — to be a party to this establishment, — I would touch a match to blow up earth and hell together. As I love my life, I would side with the Light and let Dark Earth roll from under me, calling my mother and my brother to follow me.
— Henry David Thoreau, Journals, May 29th, 1854
We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”
— Martin Luther King Junior
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
— Jimmy Carter