Power and influence

If you really want to be powerful, if you really want to be influential, then just serve.
- Rev. Willie Barrow,
civil rights activist who earned the nickname "Little Warrior"
as quoted on God's Politics

King on nonviolence

[Nonviolence] is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil. It is evil that the nonviolent resister seeks to defeat, not the persons victimized by evil.
- Martin Luther King Jr.,
from his book Stride Toward Freedom
as quoted on God's Politics

No need to protect God

Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.
- Stanley Hauerwas
as quoted on God's Politics

The elderly pick-up line

A handsome elder gentleman, about 90, sidles up to a handsome elder lady of about 85, in bar.
He inquires of her: "So ... do I come here often?"
Thanks to JCF, commenting at OCICBW...!