Quote by William Cowper
Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected -- for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?
This quote highlights the idea that young boys are often trusting and unsuspecting, not paying much attention to the character of those they trust. However, as they grow older, they learn from their mistakes and realize that individuals who exhibit the utmost charm and surface-level smoothness are the ones who should be viewed with suspicion. The quote emphasizes the lessons learned through experience, cautioning against naivety and urging a discerning approach when it comes to trusting others.
The breakdown of the black community, in order to maintain slavery, began with the breakdown of the black family. Men and women were not legally allowed to get married because you couldn't have that kind of love. It might get in the way of the economics of slavery. Your children could be taken from you and literally sold down the river.
The miracle of life is given by One greater than ourselves, but once given, each life is ours to nurture and preserve, to foster, not only for today's world but for a better one to come. There is no purpose more noble than for us to sustain and celebrate life in a turbulent world, and that is what we must do now. We have no higher duty, no greater cause as humans. Life and the preservation of freedom to live it in dignity is what we are on this Earth to do. Everything we work to achieve must seek that end so that some day our prime ministers, our premiers, our presidents, and our general secretaries will talk not of war and peace, but only of peace.