qotd: try

Don’t lose heart. Don’t let it make you bitter. Try to understand. Try to understand. The world’s already bitter enough.

—James Baldwin, Another Country

qotd: hope


Hope gets you there; work gets you through.

Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

qotd: peace


The language of peace is subtle . . . The reasons for peace, the definitions of peace, the very idea of peace have to be invented, and invented again.

—Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace