“The Germans, perhaps, at first treated the Jews badly because they hated them; afterwards, they hated them much more because they had treated them badly. The more cruel you are, the more you will hate; and the more you hate, the more cruel you will become—and so on in a vicious cycle forever. Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest act of kindness today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial act of unkindness or anger today is the loss of a ridge or a railway line or bridge from which the enemy may launch an attack that would have otherwise been impossible.” (C.S. Lewis) 3:51 p.m.