"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."

Charles DickensGreat Expectations (via feellng)

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"The lives of children in poor neighborhoods are studied, and their personalities examined and dissected, often with a good deal of self-confidence, by grown-ups far away who do not know them but rely on data generated by researchers to come up with various conclusions that are used to justify political decisions. This is inevitable, I guess. Societies and governments need to rely on generalities to organize their understandings and establish politics."

Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol (via jlols)

"It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

L. R. Knost  (via rainartmusic)

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