I don’t think that anything happens by coincidence. No one is here by accident. Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason.
—James Redfield in The Celestine Prophecy
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
There is no reason to repeat bad history.