The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we can embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up—ever—trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of living democracy?
Terry Tempest Williams
The Open Space of Democracy
Hat tip: Stephanie Morgan-Sterenberg