Quote by William Shakespeare
The pow'r I have on you is to spare you / The malice towards you, to forgive you. Posthumus
This quote, spoken by Posthumus in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline," highlights the power of forgiveness. Posthumus suggests that his true strength lies not in seeking revenge or harboring ill will toward others, but rather in showing mercy and forgiving them. By sparing others from harm and releasing any malice held against them, Posthumus demonstrates a sense of personal empowerment and the ability to rise above negativity, ultimately emphasizing the transformative nature of forgiveness.
I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it. You see it happen, there's always the town gossip - 'Oh did you hear about so and so, or did you hear what went on in this household?' So I learned at a very young age just to keep my mouth shut.
The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations. It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental.