Quote by Catherine Booth
If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.
This quote emphasizes the need for change and disruption in order to make progress. It suggests that in order to create a better future, one must challenge and question the current state of affairs. By disturbing the present, whether through innovative ideas, activism, or challenging the status quo, we can bring about positive change and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. This quote encourages individuals to be proactive and not settle for the existing circumstances, reminding us that progress often requires shaking things up.
I am an absurd idealist. But I believe that all that must come true. For, unless it comes true, the world will be laid desolate. And I believe that it can come true. I believe that, by the grace of God, men will awake presently and be men again, and colour and laughter and splendid living will return to a grey civilisation. But that will only come true because a few men will believe in it, and fight for it, and fight in its name against everything that sneers and snarls at that ideal.
All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.