Culture Making, meet Gandhi...

Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always

In light of this quote I ran across a section in the book "Culture Making" which I though was stated very nicely.

Nothing that matters, no matter how sudden, does not have a long history and take part in a long future. And like earthquakes, revolutions are much better at destroying than building. There is an important asymmetry here, whose roots go all the way down to the laws of physics: It is possible to change things quickly for the worse. It only took two hours after the collision between a 767 and the South Tower of the World Trade Center to destroy it. But no one can build the World Trade Center in two hours. The only thing you can do with Rome in a day is burn it.
The Revolutionaries - and terrorists - of the world put their hope in cataclysmic events. But even they are likely to be disappointed by the long-term effects of their actions.
-Andy Crouch (Culture Making)

I am not sure what to make of all this but I really like these two quotes.