Friday, June 21, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A More Excellent Way (1967), 58-59:
So much depends also on the leader's seeing a restless or rebellious individual with some sense of the person's potential. Pericles urged the ancient Athenians to contemplate Athens not alone for what she was, but for what she had the power to become. Believing in an individual—as he or she may become—may be at times the only deterrent to proximate despair.