"The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark."
- Thomas Paine
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is doubt, faith;
And where there is despair, hope,
O Divine master, grant that
I may not so much seek;
To be understood as to understand,
To be consoled as to console,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in forgiving that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
[St. Francis of Assisi]