Quotes, thoughts, ideas that inform me.
“Watch how you live. Your lives may be the only gospel your sisters and brothers will ever read.”
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a Communist.”
— Fmr. Archbishop Dom Helder Camara
“The class which has the power to rob upon a large scale also has the power to control the government and legalize their robbery.” — Eugene Debs
“Judgement Day is more important than election day.” — Fmr. Rep. Tom Perriello
“We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep into our own history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthty’s methods to keep silent. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result.” — Edward R. Murrow
“We have socialism for the rich and capitalism for everybody else.” — Fmr. U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich
“People with money should not be able to buy more democracy than people without money.” — Bill Moyers
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” — Mother Teresa
“If you want the federal government off your back, take your hands out of its pocket.” — Fmr. U.S. Senator Gary Hart
“You don’t come to church to be entertained. You come to wrestle with your spirit.” — James Cone
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle