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Dorothy Day
(1897-1980) born on
Nov 08
US editor, humanitarian, women's rights advocate. She founded the Catholic Workers Movement, 1933.
         
   
F
Tradition! We scarcely know the word anymore. We are afraid to be either proud of our ancestors or ashamed of them. We cling to a bourgeois mediocrity which would make it appear we are all Americans, made in the image and likeness of George Washington.

R
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
A
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
N
In fact, to this very day, common sense in religion is rare, and we are too often trying to be heroic instead of just ordinarily good and kind.
K
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Long Loneliness," pt. 1, 1952.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: "The Long Loneliness," 1952.
N: "Dorothy Day: A Biography."
K: In "Time," 29 Dec 1975.
   


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