Quotations for December 19, 2016
“The Dark Side is not stronger. It is, as Yoda taught us, ‘Quicker, easier, more seductive.’ I still believe that love will have the victory. Let us make sure that our means, our way, our method, is as refined as the beloved community goal we espouse.” –Omar Safi
“We need a new American story. What might we create in this country if we acknowledged that we are all vulnerable people — flesh and blood encasing bodies and minds and hearts that break, not infrequently?” — Courtney Martin
“In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m going cold turkey on my rant-and-rave addiction in favor of something that’s already proving a whole lot more life-giving for me. I’m looking for personal and practical ways to protect and support the people who’ve been left wounded, fearful, and vulnerable by the outcome of this election.” — Parker Palmer
“I have asked for a recount of the 2016 presidential election in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Our goal is not to change the result of the election. It is to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the vote.”—Jill Stein
“Trump’s campaign was engineered to win, not to govern after a victory. Now the question is whether he can adjust to reality without breeding even more of the cynicism that helped propel him into office in the first place.” — USA TODAY Editorial Board
“We don’t have to engage in grand heroic actions to participate in the process of change.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, transform the world.” – Howard Zinn
“The question shall arise and arise in your day,
which shall rule—wealth or man;
which shall lead—money or intellect;
who shall fill public stations—educated and patriotic free men or
the feudal serfs of corporate capital?
—Judge Edward Ryan, 1873
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.
You cannot uneducated the person who has learned to read.
You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride.
You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”