… not all monsters look like monsters. There are some that carry their monstrosity inside.
What’s love if not the thing you’ll do anything and everything to get back once lost? What’s hate if not the thing you’ll do anything and everything to get rid of once found?
We have been shown how to fight hate without becoming hate ourselves. We have been given a Companion and a Friend and not just a good idea. We have been given joy in the midst of failure, and not just a way of winning or being right.
In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.
To die hating them, that was freedom.
There is nothing to fear. Nothing to worry about. Grieve nothing in this transitory world,” he says softly.
When your success hovers from one person to the other, it will definitely get to someone who will regard it as failure.
Hate yearned to destroy and sought to forget, but love could not. Love strove creatively towards days that had yet to come.
Without virtue, it is hard to bear the results of good fortune suitably. Those who lack virtue become arrogant and wantonly aggressive when they have these other goods. They think less of everyone else, and do whatever they please. They do this because they are imitating the magnanimous person though they are not really like him.
It is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things … I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount … No … we always have a choice. All of us.” (p. 323)