quote by Daniel Berrigan

The sponsors of war closely resemble the weapons they create. And smart bombs, depleted uranium, land mines, rockets and tanks, rather than protect 'widows and orphans and strangers at the gate', are designed precisely to create 'widows and orphans', to transform strangers into enemies and enemies into corpses.

— Daniel Berrigan

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Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.

When we adopt—and when we encourage a culture of adoption in our churches and communities—we’re picturing something that’s true about our God. We, like Jesus, see what our Father is doing and do likewise (John 5:19). And what our Father is doing, it turns out, is fighting for orphans, making them sons and daughters.

Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.


Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need.

The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.

Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night, You orphan heirs of fixed destiny, Attend your office and your quality.

Orphans are the only ones who get to choose their fathers, and they love them twice as much.

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.


If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply do something to care for one of these precious treasures, I think we would be amazed by just how much we could change the world.

This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.

I was born to a woman I never knew and raised by another who took in orphans.

I do not know my background, my lineage, my biological or cultural heritage. But when I meet someone new, I treat them with respect.... For after all, they could be my people.

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.

A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That's how awful the loss is.


The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented response. In particular it requires solidarity - between the healthy and the sick, between rich and poor, and above all, between richer and poorer nations. We have 30 million orphans already. How many more do we have to get, to wake up?

I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.

And I, as I lived, in an alien landWill die a slave and an orphan.

That's the sacred intent of life, of God--to move us continuously toward growth, toward recovering all that is lost and orphaned within us and restoring the divine image imprinted on our soul.

We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.

They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.


ORPHAN, n. A living person whom death has deprived of the power of filial ingratitude . . .

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan;

and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan;

and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Where would the Rockefellers be today if old John D.

had gone on selling short-weight kerosene ... to widows and orphans instead of wisely deciding to mulct the whole country.


Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.

I wasn't the only orphan in Guatemala.

There are many others, and it's not my grief alone, it's the grief of a whole people.

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

Just love the one in front of you. Take in the orphan, take in the widow. Just love the one in front of you.

My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland.

My father never knew his parents. His mother died - we're not sure - either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.


Chris Christie who proposes accepting Syrian refugee orphans under the age of 5 because they may not be vetted well enough. You can`t trust them. The 5-year-olds might it be terrorists. After all, they`re from Syria.

I dont know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last?

In the United States, if one family out of every four churches adopted a child, there would be no orphans in the country

The same sun that rises over castles and welcomes the day Spills over buildings into the streets where orphans play And only You can see the good in broken things You took my heart of stone, and You made it home And set this prisoner free

If anybody understands God's order for his children, it's someone who has rescued an orphan from despair, for that is what God has done for us. God has adopted you. God sought you, found you, signed the papers and took you home.

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