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Eating is an agricultural act.

There is much good work to be done by every one of us and we must begin to do it.

Charity even for one person does not make sense except in terms of an effort to love all Creation in response to the Creator's love for it.

Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.

Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Corn and bean people, I'm afraid, have extremely specialized minds.

Never forget: We are alive within mysteries.

These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.

You can't be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.

I've had a good life, and was born to and among people I've admired and loved.

We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.

Thinking is the most overrated human activity.

A Sustainable Agriculture does not deplete soils or people.

Whatever happens,
those who have learned
to love one another
have made their way
to the lasting world
and will not leave,
whatever happens.

If we can't afford to take good care of the land that feeds us, we're in an insurmountable mess.

The Earth is what we all have in common.

Be like the fox

who makes more tracks than necessary,

some in the wrong direction.

Practice resurrection.

We don't know how to use energy or what to use it for. And we cannot restrain ourselves. Our time is characterized as much by the abuse and waste of human energy as it is by the abuse and waste of fossil fuel energy.

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.

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If you start a conversation with the assumption that you are right or that you must win, obviously it is difficult to talk.

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