What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves.

Paul Wellstone Faith Quote

The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible.

Paul Wellstone Change Quote

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.

Paul Wellstone Society Quote

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.

Paul Wellstone Power Quote

Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.

Paul Wellstone Peace Quote

Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.

Paul Wellstone Life Quote

If a teacher does not involve himself his values his commitments in the course of discussion why should the students?

Paul Wellstone Teacher Quote

I saw as a teacher how if you take that spark of learning that those children have and you ignite it you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.

Paul Wellstone Learning Quote

I emphasize self-esteem self-confidence and dignity not as an ideal but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development community organizations do not have staying power.

Paul Wellstone Leadership Quote

Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities.

Paul Wellstone Education Quote