You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Spines may prevent enemy assault,
But make friendly hugs equally challenging.

(I took the photo of the above Eryngium two weeks ago in Croatia.)

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
-Thomas Paine (1737-1809)