• I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes

    Jean Vanier
  • If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices

    Jean Vanier
  • Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief, in their own gifts

    Jean Vanier
  • We can be seduced...by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We can be manipulated into illusion

    Jean Vanier
  • [Happiness] comes when we choose to be who we are, to be ourselves, at this present moment in our lives

    Jean Vanier
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