The pursuit of goodness leads to greatness, but the pursuit of greatness, whether by a man or a nation, leads to ruin… Good men build; great men destroy. They destroy because they try to control something other than themselves and that always leads to destruction. ― John Kramer, Blythe Public Domain Image via MaxPixel
But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins. ―Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium We've quoted Oliver before here.