On aspects of life and living


On resilience:
'We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.'
(2 Cor. 4: 8 - 9)

On defining the cultural Other:
'If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.'
(Herman Hesse)

On skepticism:
'The skeptics are people who have not suffered a great deal themselves, but who have been in the observation towers watching others suffer. They're the ones who ask why. They're the ones who become callused.'
(John C Maxwell)