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
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
As quoted in: Morally We Roll Along, Gay MacLaren, Little, Brown, 1938, p. 66, "I Meet Mark Twain"
“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.”
Variant translation: "Man by Suffering shall Learn. / So the heart of him, again / Aching with remembered pain, / Bleeds and sleepeth not, until / Wisdom comes against his will. / 'Tis the gift of One by strife / Lifted to the throne of life." - Agamemnon
“The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people.”
As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
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.