Dorothy Stang Quotes (2 quotes)
“I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.”
As reported in: The Ecologist, Volume 35 (2005); and also in: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Part 1 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), p. 673
“Personally, I have always felt the best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter — he's got to just know.”
As quoted in Ether and me; or Just relax. (1973)
“Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
Think and Grow Rich (1938)
“Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.”
Janet's Repentance Ch. 6. - Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)
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Picture Source: WikipediaDorothy Stang
Born: July 7, 1931
Died: February 12, 2005 (aged 73)
Bio: Sister Dorothy Mae Stang was an American-born, Brazilian member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was murdered in Anapu, a city in the state of Pará, in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Stang had been outspoken in her efforts on behalf of the poor and the environment, and had previously received death threats from loggers and land owners.