On this day of international mourning, when our shock turns to grief and rage, I thought it appropriate to share some words of wisdom by Shakespeare. These chosen quotes are to remind us that evil will not win if our resolve remains strong.
My thoughts are with you Paris; all of humanity grieves with you but together we will remain strong.
If we stand still
In fear our motion will be mocked
Or carped at,
We should take root where we
Sit or stand
The worst is not
So long as we say,
“This is the worst”.
Wisdom and goodness to the vile
No stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit .
Men can counsel and speak comfort to that grief
Which, they themselves not feel;
But tasting it,
Their counsel turns to passion.
Much Ado about Nothing
The power I have on you is to spare you
The malice towards you, to forgive you.
Live, and deal with others better.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
The Merchant of Venice