"Jean Vanier", Order of Canada/CC National Order of Quebec/GOQ is a Canadian Christian philosophy/Catholic philosopher turned theologian, and humanitarian. Beginning with a community in France, he is the founder of L'Arche, an international federation of communities for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. Among the honors he has received are the French Legion of Honour in 2003 and the 2013 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Jean Vanier on Wikipedia.
But in another way, community is a terrible place. It is the place where our limitations and our egoism are revealed to us. When we begin to live full-time with others, we discover our poverty and our weakness, our inability to get on with people, our mental and emotional blocks . . . our seemingly insatiable desires, our frustrations and jealousies, our hatred and our wish to destroy.Jean Vanier