Until we can forgive the person who harmed us, that person will hold the keys to our happiness; that person will be our jailor. When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings. … We forgive for ourselves.
—Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change; but, in addition to being angry, I’m also hopeful. Because I believe deeply in the ability of human beings to make and remake themselves for the better.
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My friends, life is short; and we haven’t much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So, be swift to love and make haste to be kind.
—Henri Frédéric Amiel
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant but not said, most of love is lost.
Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love.
― Fred Rogers
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.