Jean Vanier is an illustrious Canadian Catholic philosopher, humanitarian and theologian. He is accredited with founding ‘L’Arche’. This is an international federation that works for people with developmental disabilities and those who help them. He is also the co-founder of ‘Faith And Light’, which also works for people with developmental disabilities, their kith and kin, in over 80 countries. He has also penned down more than 30 books in which he has shared his thoughts, views, experiences and opinions on subjects close to his heart including tolerance, religion, normality, disability and success. We have collected some famous quotable quotes and sayings by Jean Vanier which have been excerpted from his works, writings, books, thoughts and life. Zoom through the quotes and thoughts by Jean Vanier which are sure to enlighten you.
Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don't need a lot of money to be happy--in fact, the opposite.
But let us not put our sights too high. We do not have to be saviours of the world! We are simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time. (163)
We human beings are all fundamentally the same. We all belong to a common, broken humanity. We all have wounded, vulnerable hearts. Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood; we all need help.