May 3, 2011

“I am an optimist, but I hope I am a reasonably intelligent one. I recognize that all the time there are numerous evil forces at
work, and that in places and at times they outweigh the
forces that tend for good. Hitherto, on the whole, the
good have come out ahead, and I think
that they will in the future.”

– Letter to Owen Wister, February 27, 1895