Dorothy Stang Quote
“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
As quoted in "Planet savers: 301 extraordinary environmentalists" (Greenleaf, 2008), p. 303
Letter to Theo (October 1882). Paraphrase of: For great things do not done (sic) just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
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“Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.”
As quoted in: Observer, January 26, 1958
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.
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