Quotes & hopes,

worThis is a new blog, so to get the ball rolling here are some quotes. They summarize the authors’ political views. A quick bit about the authors: my friend and I are university students at St Andrews and are very interested, albeit regularly disheartened, with politics. I champion meritocracy, access to opportunity, welfare and redistribution of wealth, pacifism, and eroding inequalities or prejudices.

Here’s my selection of inspirational quotes :):

  • “I like the sun, but respect the rain”
  • “Life is imperfect. Perfection is unattainable yet desirable.”
  • “You don’t have to take an interest in politics, for politics to take an interest in you”
  • “Hate the sin, love the sinner”
  • “A problem well stated is a problem half solved”
  • “You may have to fight a battle many times in order to win it”
  • “If you feel like it’s dark around you, it could be because you are the light”
  • You can’t make the weak strong by making the strong weak””
  • “Without struggle, there is no progress”
  • “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working”
  • “At the end of the game, the pawn and king go back into the same box”
  • “Energy flows where attention goes”
  • “Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”
  • “We all have scars”
  • “I am an optimist by choice, a pessimist by intellect”
  • “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
  • “If you can look up you can get up”
  • “Whether you think you’re wrong, or you think you’re right, you are correct”
  • “Nothing worth having comes easy”
    “If there is always light, you do not experience light anymore”
  • “The longer the battle the sweeter the victory”
  • “It’s not about where you come from, it’s about where you are going”
  • “Bad news: time flies. Good news: you’re the pilot”
  • “Fear fear”
  • “Compassion over capital”
  • “I like when money makes a difference but don’t make you  different”
  • “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”

– ..R.C

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