Dorothy Day Quotes

Top 80 wise famous quotes and sayings by Dorothy Day

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Dorothy Day quotes: Your love for God is only as great as the love you have for the person you love the least. Your love for God is only as great as the love you have for the person you love the least.
Dorothy Day quotes: To me, birth control and abortion are genocide.I say, make room for children, don't do away with them. To me, birth control and abortion are genocide.I say, make room for children, don't do away with them.
Dorothy Day quotes: True obedience is a matter of love, which makes it voluntary, not compelled by fear or force. True obedience is a matter of love, which makes it voluntary, not compelled by fear or force.
Dorothy Day quotes: Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system. Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.
Dorothy Day quotes: Charity is only as warm as those who administer it. Charity is only as warm as those who administer it.
Dorothy Day quotes: Think what the world could look like if we took care of the poor even half as well as we do our Bibles! Think what the world could look like if we took care of the poor even half as well as we do our Bibles!
Dorothy Day quotes: There are two things you should know about the poor: they tend to smell, and they are ungrateful. There are two things you should know about the poor: they tend to smell, and they are ungrateful.
Dorothy Day quotes: Freedom has its roots in religion ... Freedom has its roots in religion ...
Dorothy Day quotes: The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.
Dorothy Day quotes: Everything a baptized person does every day should be directly or indirectly related to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Everything a baptized person does every day should be directly or indirectly related to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Dorothy Day quotes: If I have achieved anything in my life, it is because I have not been embarrassed to talk about God. If I have achieved anything in my life, it is because
I have not been embarrassed to talk about God.
Dorothy Day quotes: Too much praise makes you feel you must be doing something terribly wrong. Too much praise makes you feel you must be doing something terribly wrong.
Dorothy Day quotes: Have we even begun to be Christians? Have we even begun to be Christians?
Dorothy Day quotes: The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
Dorothy Day quotes: You see I'm such a fool that I'm never afraid of appearing foolish. You see I'm such a fool that I'm never afraid of appearing foolish.
Dorothy Day quotes: Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
Dorothy Day quotes: We must always aim for the impossible; if we lower our goal, we also diminish our effort. We must always aim for the impossible; if we lower our goal, we also diminish our effort.
Dorothy Day quotes: We are not, most of us, capable of exalted emotion, save rarely. We are not, most of us, capable of exalted emotion, save rarely.
Dorothy Day quotes: The final word is love. The final word is love.
Dorothy Day quotes: Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm. Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm.
Dorothy Day quotes: Dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend. Dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend.
Dorothy Day quotes: It is only through religion that communism can be achieved, and has been achieved over and over. It is only through religion that communism can be achieved, and has been achieved over and over.
Dorothy Day quotes: An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all. An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all.
Dorothy Day quotes: They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.
Dorothy Day quotes: Our rule is the works of mercy ... It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence. Our rule is the works of mercy ... It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence.
Dorothy Day quotes: The vanity of Eve, that desire to exercise power, to seduce, to drag down! The vanity of Eve, that desire to exercise power, to seduce, to drag down!
Dorothy Day quotes: We should live in such a way that our lives wouldn't make much sense if the gospel were not true. We should live in such a way that our lives wouldn't make much sense if the gospel were not true.
Dorothy Day quotes: It is penance to work, to give oneself to others, to endure the pinpricks of community living. It is penance to work, to give oneself to others, to endure the pinpricks of community living.
Dorothy Day quotes: The only answer in this life, to the loneliness we are all bound to feel, is community. The only answer in this life, to the loneliness we are all bound to feel, is community.
Dorothy Day quotes: Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again. Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
Dorothy Day quotes: I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.
Dorothy Day quotes: It is people who are important, not the masses. It is people who are important, not the masses.
Dorothy Day quotes: Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily. Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily.
Dorothy Day quotes: Idealism in the young, I guess I'm saying, is curiosity as well as goodness trying to express itself. Idealism in the young, I guess I'm saying, is curiosity as well as goodness trying to express itself.
Dorothy Day quotes: When they call you a saint, it means basically that you are not to be taken seriously. When they call you a saint, it means basically that you are not to be taken seriously.
Dorothy Day quotes: Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate. Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate.
Dorothy Day quotes: A conversion is a lonely experience. A conversion is a lonely experience.
Dorothy Day quotes: God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them
Dorothy Day quotes: I too complain ceaselessly in my heart and in my words too. My very life is a protest. Against government, for instance. I too complain ceaselessly in my heart and in my words too. My very life is a protest. Against government, for instance.
Dorothy Day quotes: What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships? What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships?
Dorothy Day quotes: We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it. We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.
Dorothy Day quotes: Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them. Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.
Dorothy Day quotes: When it comes down to it, even on the natural plane, it is much happier and more enlivening to love than to be loved. When it comes down to it, even on the natural plane, it is much happier and more enlivening to love than to be loved.
Dorothy Day quotes: Life itself is a haphazard, untidy, messy affair. Life itself is a haphazard, untidy, messy affair.
Dorothy Day quotes: As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile. As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile.
Dorothy Day quotes: We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
Dorothy Day quotes: You will know your vocation by the joy that it brings you. You will know. You will know when it's right. You will know your vocation by the joy that it brings you. You will know. You will know when it's right.
Dorothy Day quotes: It is not easy always to be joyful, to keep in mind the duty of delight. It is not easy always to be joyful, to keep in mind the duty of delight.
Dorothy Day quotes: Thank God that He has permitted us to live among the present problems. It is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre. Thank God that He has permitted us to live among the present problems. It is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre.
Dorothy Day quotes: If we love each other enough, we will bear with each other's faults and burdens. If we love each other enough, we will bear with each other's faults and burdens.
Dorothy Day quotes: Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do. Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.
Dorothy Day quotes: Christ is God or He is the world's greatest liar and imposter. Christ is God or He is the world's greatest liar and imposter.
Dorothy Day quotes: The best things to do with the best things in life is to give them away. The best things to do with the best things in life is to give them away.
Dorothy Day quotes: Writing is hard work. But if you want to become a writer you will become one. Nothing will stop you. Writing is hard work. But if you want to become a writer you will become one. Nothing will stop you.
Dorothy Day quotes: If you are going to try and change things, you had better have your wits about you. If you are going to try and change things, you had better have your wits about you.
Dorothy Day quotes: The work is more important than the talking and the writing about the work. The work is more important than the talking and the writing about the work.
Dorothy Day quotes: Common sense in religion is rare, and we are too often trying to be heroic instead of just ordinarily good and kind. Common sense in religion is rare, and we are too often trying to be heroic instead of just ordinarily good and kind.
Dorothy Day quotes: You can spend your time agonizing or organizing. You can spend your time agonizing or organizing.
Dorothy Day quotes: For to Ade, ... the holy man was the whole mad, the man of integrity, who not only tried to change the world, but to live in it as it For to Ade, ... the holy man was the whole mad, the man of integrity, who not only tried to change the world, but to live in it as it was.
Dorothy Day quotes: Don't worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth. Don't worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.
Dorothy Day quotes: If you feed the poor, you're a saint. If you ask why they're poor, you're a Communist. If you feed the poor, you're a saint. If you ask why they're poor, you're a Communist.
Dorothy Day quotes: If you have two coats, one of them belongs to the poor. If you have two coats, one of them belongs to the poor.
Dorothy Day quotes: There is plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our own hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods. There is plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our own hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods.
Dorothy Day quotes: Where were the saints to try to change the social order, not just to minister to the slaves, but to do away with slavery? Where were the saints to try to change the social order, not just to minister to the slaves, but to do away with slavery?
Dorothy Day quotes: The biggest mistake sometimes is to play things very safe in this life and end up being moral failures. The biggest mistake sometimes is to play things very safe in this life and end up being moral failures.
Dorothy Day quotes: The only solution is love. The only solution is love.
Dorothy Day quotes: No matter how corrupt the Church may become, it carries within it the seeds of its own regeneration. No matter how corrupt the Church may become, it carries within it the seeds of its own regeneration.
Dorothy Day quotes: As Dostoevski said: 'Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams. As Dostoevski said: 'Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.
Dorothy Day quotes: The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge of and belief in love. The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge of and belief in love.
Dorothy Day quotes: Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life. Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life.
Dorothy Day quotes: I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor. I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.