"This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."John Perkins on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."John Perkins on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."John Perkins on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."John Perkins on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."John Perkins on Thomas Jefferson
"The only way that we're going to feel secure in this country again and that we're going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we've put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that."