"The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Paul Wellstone on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Paul Wellstone on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Paul Wellstone on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Paul Wellstone on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Paul Wellstone on Mahatma Gandhi
"The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible."
"Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers."
"Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future."
"Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities."
"What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves."