Love, courage, and wisdom

The following quotation appears at the beginning of Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution – that’s where I came across it.

Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world.

– Ammon Hennacy (Catholic activist, 1893-1970)

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