We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible, because we are still each other’s only hope.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Because you are human beings you are going to meet failure. You are going to meet disappointment, injustice, betrayal, and irreparable loss. You will find you’re weak where you thought yourself strong. You’ll work for possessions and then find they possess you. You will find yourself — as I know you already have — in dark places, alone, and afraid. What I hope for you, for all my sisters and daughters, brothers and sons, is that you will be able to live there, in the dark place. To live in the place that our rationalizing culture of success denies, calling it a place of exile, uninhabitable, foreign. ~ Ursula Le Guin
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. ~ G.K. Chesterton
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