Culture is subjective, which is part of the problem. We know cultures change, but less exactly how they change. Americans still do agree that Americanness is important. But they no longer agree, if they ever did, on what American culture or the American idea entails.
~ Shadi Hamid via The Atlantic
Human progress comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God. Without this hard work, time itself becomes the ally of the primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social stagnation. And so we must help time, and realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
In general, every evil to which we do not succumb is a benefactor.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson