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	"Hope prevents us from clinging to what we have and frees us to move away from the safe place
	and enter unknown and fearful territory."
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Spiritual writer

	"Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language,
	and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.
	The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things,
	and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things."
Elise Boulding

	"Adversity builds character, but if you really want to know what people are like, give them power."
Greek mythology

	“American Christians may look back upon our response to 9/11 as our greatest Christological defeat—
	when our people felt vulnerable, they reached for the flag instead of the cross.”	
Methodist Bishop Will Willimon
writing in Christianity Today

	"Happiness is nothing more than having good health and a bad memory."  	
Albert Schweitzer

	"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." 

Theodore Roosevelt
American President

	"In each situation, in each encounter, in each task before us, … there is a path to God.
	We don't need to be in a monastery or a chapel. We don't need to become different people
	first. We can start today, this moment, where we are, to add to the balance of love in the
	world, to add to the balance of peace."	
Robert Ellsberg
American editor and writer, speaking of Dorothy Day

	"A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised
	to save a man from the vexation of thinking."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American writer

	"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake."
Meister Eckhart
Medieval German theologian, philosopher, and mystic

	"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."	
Abraham Lincoln
Former President of the United States

	"'We are an Easter people and alleluia is our cry,' Saint Augustine wrote.
	Alleluia means I have found God in the here and now. I celebrate the presence
	that gives life quality and gives life meaning always. I sing to Monday mornings,
	alleluia; to washing dishes, alleluia; to friends and work, alleluia; to dawn and
	dusk, alleluia; to old things and new, alleluia. Say alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
	to life. That's what it is to be 'an alleluia people.'" 	
Sr. Joan Chittister
Benedictine Sister and spiritual writer

	"The next stage of evolution, its holy trajectory, is the emergence of a unified, global society."  
Tielhard de Chardin, SJ
scientist and spiritual writer

	"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also
	internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you
	refuse to hate him."	
Martin Luther King, Jr.
U.S. civil rights leader

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