You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
-James D. Miles
Everything is as it is. It has no name other than the name we give it. It is we who call it something; we give it a value. We say this thing is good or it’s bad, but in itself, the thing is only as it is. It’s not absolute; it’s just as it is. People are just as they are.
-Ajahn Sumedho, “The Mind and the Way”