“This was a day when truth overran tweets, when facts overwhelmed bald assertions.” – Dan Balz
Upon the breaking news of Micheal Cohen’s guilty plea and Paul Manafort’s guilty conviction, many declared it to be Trump’s darkest hour of his presidency. The quote that stood out to me upon reading this morning’s Wake Up to Politics newsletter was that of the chief correspondent of the Washington Post, Dan Balz. The truth always prevails and we need to support our press in relaying the truth to the people every single day.
“!اللي ليه عندنا حاجة ياخدها و اللي بيدينا حاجة يمنعها”
“If we owe anyone something, come take it. And if anyone gives us something, stop giving it.”
This is an old Egyptian saying on the insignificance of judgemental people. Those that always have something to say and butting in other people’s business. Basically, in layman’s terms – “I don’t owe you shit and you don’t give me shit to be all up in my shit.”
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.” -C.S. Lewis
Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -James Baldwin