We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
In the early 1940s, as a young teenager, I was utterly appalled by the racist and jingoist hysteria of the anti-Japanese propaganda. The Germans were evil, but treated with some respect: They were, after all, blond Aryan types, just like our imaginary self-image. Japanese were mere vermin, to be crushed like ants.
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.
Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn’t have a choice.