America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
~ Abraham Lincoln

The Statue of Liberty hails dawn over New York Harbor in 1978. Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative

#statueofliberty #newyork #twintowers #freedom

Good & Evil

I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?
~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Photo by Алексей Меньщиков
#good #evil #livelife


We kissed for about
the thousandth time,
No promises,
no demands,
Just solid rebuilding
of shattered trust.
~ Ellen Hopkins, Crank

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Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Photo by Gérard Castello-Lopes
#vision #perception #limit #livelife #bridge