“Devil,” I exclaimed, “do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?”
– Mary Shelley
Going high does not mean putting on a smile and saying nice things when confronted with vicious cruelty. Going high means taking the higher path, it means scraping and clawing our way to that mountain top. Going high means standing fierce against hatred while remembering that we are one nation under God, and if we want to survive, we’ve got to find a way to live together and work together across our differences
– Michelle Obama
Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength, he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed, he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground, he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
– The Bible