Howard Thurman Quotes
Community cannot feed for long on itself; it can only flourish where always the boundaries are giving way to the coming of others from beyond them -- unknown and undiscovered brothers.
The Search For Common Ground : An Inquiry Into The Basis Of Man's Experience Of Community (1971)
The measure of a man's estimate of your strength is the kind of weapons he feels that he must use in order to hold you fast in a prescribed place.
The Luminous Darkness : A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope (1989). Explaining Jim Crow laws to his daughters.
Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, and death to communion with his Father. He affirmed life; and hatred was the great denial.
Jesus and the Disinherited (1949)
The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.
Footprints of a Dream : The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (1959)
Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale by which its portion may be weighed or measured. It does not seek to balance giving and receiving. Love loves; this is its nature.
A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience (1998)