Frasi di Dorothy Day
Data di nascita: 8. Novembre 1897
Data di morte: 29. Novembre 1980
Dorothy Day è stata una giornalista e attivista sociale statunitense.
Famosa per le sue campagne di giustizia sociale in difesa dei poveri, dei senzatetto e dei lavoratori, si convertì al cattolicesimo nel 1927.
Frasi Dorothy Day
„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, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
„What we would like to do is change the world--make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, the poor, of the destitute--the rights of the worthy and the unworthy poor, in other words--we can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world. We repeat, there is nothing we can do but love, and, dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as our friend.“
„People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.“
„The older I get, the more I meet people, the more convinced I am that we must only work on ourselves, to grow in grace. The only thing we can do about people is to love them.“
— Dorothy Day, All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day