Quotations about   institutions

Note that not all quotations have been tagged, so the Search function may find additional quotations on this topic.



All these years later, the way many of us are doing church is broken and we know it, even if we do not know what to do about it. We proclaim the priesthood of all believers while we continue with hierarchical clergy, liturgy, and architecture. We follow a Lord who challenged the religious and political institutions of his time while we fund and defend our own. We speak and sing of divine transformation while we do everything in our power to maintain our equilibrium. If redeeming things continue to happen to us in spite of these deep contradictions in our life together, then I think that is because God is faithful even when we are not.

Barbara Brown Taylor (b. 1951) American minister, academic, author
Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith (2006)
Added on 1-Oct-21 | Last updated 1-Oct-21
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Taylor, Barbara Brown

The mistake is to assume that rulers who came to power through institutions cannot change or destroy those very institutions — even when that is exactly what they have announced that they will do.

Timothy Snyder (b. 1969) American historian, author
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017)
    (Source)
Added on 12-May-21 | Last updated 12-May-21
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , ,
More quotes by Snyder, Timothy

In political institutions, almost everything we call an abuse was once a remedy.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist
Pensées (1838) [ed. Auster (1983)]
Added on 18-Nov-13 | Last updated 13-May-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Joubert, Joseph