Dominique Pire Quotes

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Dominique Pire was a Belgian Dominican friar and priest. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958. Dominique Pire was born on February 10, 1910, in Dinant, Belgium. He was raised in a devout Catholic family. He joined the Dominican Order in 1928 and studied at the Dominican College of Philosophers and Theologians in Leuven, Belgium. He was ordained as a priest in 1934. During World War II, Pire actively worked to rescue Jews and other refugees from the Nazis. He set up a network of safe houses and provided false documents to help people escape persecution.

Famous Dominique Pire Quotes

“To act without knowledge is folly, to know without acting is cowardice.” ~ Dominique Pire
“There is perhaps no surer road to peace than the one that starts from little islands and oases of genuine kindness, islands and oases constantly growing in number and being continually joined together until eventually they ring the world.” ~ Dominique Pire
“Peace is not something to say but something to do.” ~ Dominique Pire
“Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect.” ~ Dominique Pire