How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.”
“They keep coming up new all the time – things to perplex you,
you know. You settle one question and there’s another right
after. There are so many things to be thought over and decided
when you’re beginning to grow up. It keeps me busy all the
time thinking them over and deciding what’s right. It’s a
serious thing to grow up, isn’t it, Marilla?”
–Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables.”
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I
keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that
people are really good at heart.”
This means to much more when you understand that Miss Frank wrote this in her diary as a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis with her family in WWII. She did not survive the camps, but up to the last entry she maintained her faith in the world. If she can believe in humanity, who can then do otherwise?