Posts Tagged ‘Wendell Berry’

Quote of the day, Nov. 23

November 23, 2017

Wendell Berry, from The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members—among them the need to need one another. The answer to the present alignment of political power with wealth is the restoration of the identity of community and economy.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 6

August 7, 2017

Wendell Berry, on peace

“I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 5

August 5, 2014

Wendell Berry, on war (2003)

“We are disposed, somewhat by culture and somewhat by nature,  to solve our problems by violence, and even to enjoy doing so. And yet by now all of us must at least have suspected that our right to live, to be free, and to be at peace is not guaranteed by any act of violence. It can be guaranteed only by our willingness that all other persons should live, be free, and be at peace—and by our willingness to use or give our own lives to make that possible.”