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The kind of intelligence a genius has is a different sort of intelligence. The thinking of a genius does not proceed logically. It leaps with great ellipses. It pulls knowledge from God knows where.
Disillusion comes only to the illusioned. One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in.
The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
They have not wanted Peace at all they have wanted to be spared war - as though the absence of war was the same as peace.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
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