Quotations from William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Every nation makes decisions based on self-interest and then defends them in the name of morality.
Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.
Love measures our stature: the more we love the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.
Those who fear disorder more than injustice invariably produce more of both.
Nationalism, at the expense of another nation, is just as wicked as racism at the expense of another race.
The police are around in large part to guarantee a peaceful digestion for the rich.
Hell is truth seen too late.
The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.
There are people and things in this world, and people are to be loved and things are to be used. And it is increasingly important that we love people and use things, for there is so much in our gadget minded, consumer-oriented society that is encouraging us to love things and use people.