Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Quotable Quotes on Power III

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“Walls turned sideways are bridges.”

Angela Davis

“God made freedom. Man made slavery.”

Marie Joseph—Grenier

“The government is best which governs best.”

John M. Hutchins

“Tenterhooks are the upholstery of the anxious seat.”

Robert Sherwood

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”

Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III

“Power, when invested in the hands of knaves and fools, generally is the source of tyranny.”

Charlotte Clarke, 1755

“Bodies in Power tend to stay in power, unless external forces disturb them.”

Catherine Stimpson

“The freedom of slaves is measured by the length of their chains.”

Josephine Baker

“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu.

“A world without dreams and hopes is no world at all.”

Aretha Franklin

“Suffer, suffer, suffer. I ain’t gone suffer no more.”

John Lee Hooker

“The challenge in today’s world and in any society is not just individual sin but corporate and social sin, not just one on one sin but group on group sins; the sins of institutions and aggregate power constellations which misuse and abuse power. It is the weaponization and manipulation of sin through various forms of punishment and cruelty meted out to innocent and undeserving people to precipitate their political disorientation, economic and material deprivation, their personal dehumanization and unmitigated subjugation which are often the worst sins of all.”

Carlyle Fielding Stewart III


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