On this page are some quotes which have inspired Knights of Errantry. Please contact us with quotes that have meant much to you and we will share them with others.
Saint George Fighting the Dragon (anonymous painter, about 1505)
Think Big and Act Big "But you will have to think and act in a big way - in terms of the world, not only of the neighborhood; of all men, not just a few. You will have to be daring and take literally the words of the Master when He said, 'Launch out into the deep.' In cautious, shallow water the returns are always small. Only far out in the deep, where the waves are rough and the chances great, is there much to be gained. Rather than devote your time and energies to theorizing while the enemies of Christ are doing, rather than talk only to your own small circle while the godless talk to a hundred million others, rather than expend your lives in wishful thinking, in passing resolutions, or in complaining about conditions - with faith, with will, and with courage you can light your lantern and boldly carry it into the darkness of error and confusion and hate.
. . .For all of you there is a breath-taking opportunity, a tremendous challenge. There is no time to lose. Already too long on the march the forces of evil have ravaged half the globe. With quick daring, however, and by acting at once, you can stop that march. You can be God's means - God's handmaidens - in restoring to a weary, heart-sick world the peace for which Christ suffered and died." -- James Keller, You Can Change the World "Thou shalt ever joy at eventide if you spend the day fruitfully." -- Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
While I was on a walk one day, I was surprised to see a man hoeing his garden while sitting in a chair. "What laziness!" I thought. But suddenly I saw, leaning against the chair, a pair of crutches. The man was at work despite his disability. The lesson I learned about snap judgments that day has stayed with me for years now: the crosses people bear are seldom in plain sight. -- Annette Ashe, Sharing Newsletter, 1991.
I WILL SERVE
Lord, I will serve as a True and Chivalric Knight. By the power of Your Grace, I will defend the right to life for all people, born and unborn, help and protect the innocent who are violated, abused, and neglected, aid those in distress and despair, and comfort the afflicted.