Values

These wise words capture some of my core values and perspectives.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

Maya Angelou

Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty there is room to act.

Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to give away.

Rebecca Solnit

The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.

Judith Herman

None of us ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.

Mother Teresa

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.

James Baldwin