The Quotidian, August 27, 2010 ~ Man [We] Can Change

“Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change.” ~ Frederick M. Vinson (January 22, 1890 to September 8, 1953)

What humankind has made, humankind can change. We can change. Indeed.

Frederick M. Vinson was an American who served the Federal Government in a variety of positions. He served in the House of Representatives, as Secretary of the Treasury, and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

[Source for quotation: The Little Book of Peace, edited by Patricia J. Chui (2001) . Quotation verified through use of, accessed August 26, 2010. Source for biographical information: Wikipedia, accessed August 26, 2010]

The Little Book of Peace is a fine little book of quotations about peace and peacemaking. Visit your local independent bookstore for a copy or to order a copy. ISBN 1-58574-570-7

A portion of proceeds from sales of this book has gone to the American Friends Service Committee. This is a Quaker organization doing the essential work of peacebuilding and peacemaking.

Please visit the AFSC website and support the organization’s work – however you are able to.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, August 27, 2010 ~ Man [We] Can Change

  1. Great quote Andy! People tend to blame God for everything. We need to take some responsibility for the wrongs in this world so we can do something about them.


  2. Hi Carolyn,


    Press on with your writing!


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