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10 Famous Quotes by Abbe Pierre
8/5/1912 - 1/22/2007
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After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.

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Hope is not a matter of age.

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I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities.

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Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.

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It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.

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It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.

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My family background was deeply Christian.

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People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.

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Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.

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The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.

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