Notable Quotes


“If the church is to be faithful it must be formed andordered from the inside of its experience and confession and not by borrowing from sources extenal to its own life.”  Walter Breuggemann — American Theologian

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”  Theodore Roosevelt–American President, 1918

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” John Dewey.

“I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.”  Billy Graham–American Evangelist (Parade, 1981)

“There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.” Ayn Rand–American writer

“Tactics means doing what you can with what you have.” Saul Alinsky–Chicago community organizer

“In my lowest moments, when I genuinely longed for death, I knew that Jesus would walk with me through that valley as well.” Mel White–Gay Activist and Author

“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.” Andrea Dworkin–American Feminist.

“Every time I think that I’m getting old and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.” Elvis Presley, American King

“Aggressive fighting for the right us the greatest sport in the world.” Theodore Roosevelt, American President

” Come on, Catherine. You’re a pilot, not a passenger!” Andy — Space Camp

“Too much agreement kills a chat.” Eldredge Cleaver–Oakland Black Panther

“One can lynch a person without a rope or tree.” James H. Cone, Black Theologian

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” Paolo Freire, Brazilian educator

“An important question about patriotism is whether is it possible for any patriot to sit on the sidelines and not be involved. For gay people, my answer is no. We have to be out. If not, we are complicit with the old order, the one that would have us remain invisible.”  James C. Hormel, First Openly Gay Ambassador

“Power can be taken but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment itself.” Gloria Steinem, American feminist

“What is not started today is not finished tomorrow.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe–German philosopher

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.” Dorothy Day, Catholic activist

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Anti-Nazi Pastor

“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I don’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.” Noam Chomsky, American theorist

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle, American comedian

“Few people have the imagination for reality.” Goethe

“Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.” Quintus Tullius Cicero–Roman Rhetorician

“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” Mikhail Bakunin–Russian Anarchist

“There’s something in the cross that says this is not just about my “salvation” but about the “salvation” of all those who suffer injustice and inequality.” Mel White–Gay Activist and Author

“You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.” Charles de Gaulle–French General and President

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand

“The bones tell me nothing.” The High Aldwin–Willow

“The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities. It is best to win without fighting.” Sun Tzu–Chinese Military Strategist

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