To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
In a cruel and selfish world patriots are called, not only to fight the battle of past generations, but to fight in honor of future generations to come. The days of liberty we so often take for granted are numbered. Now, more than ever before, we need to be aware; politically, internationally, and spiritually. Our world changes on a daily basis, as should we.