Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates
"I don't think parents should be telling schools what to teach." - Terry McAuliffe
"I really believe that normal people are only capable of accomplishing normal things. I don't know that I ever had a great player that was normal." - John Madden
"You can get to about the 90th percentile in your field by working either smart or hard, which is still a great accomplishment. But getting to the 99th percentile requires both - you will be competing with other very talented people who will have great ideas and be willing to work a lot." - Sam Altman