"Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power, religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts, religion deals with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary. Science keeps religion from sinking into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzing obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism."
"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world."
"Capitalism has outlived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes."
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
“Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters. And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him, and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace.”
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."