“We are in the condition today of being reduced by the tyranny of society and require that check and balance which can only be provided by the agrarian outlook: the family as a unit on the land. Unless the family (and person) once more assume importance, society will destroy us.” (1941)
“Critics comfortably off and cosmopolite tell me that it is fatal for me to live alone in the woods and paint, that I must not separate myself from humanity, reality. . . . Humanity? Is there anything more human than ones own children? Reality? Is there anything more real than poverty with a family? (except death, which is also tasted each day)?” (1931)
“One can only be sanctified as an individual in a society of individuals of which Christ is the head. One can only be redeemed as a person in a society of persons of which Christ is the head. One can only be reborn in a society of families of which Christ is the head.” (1958)
“The state is one with the family where there does not yet exist society.
“The state is one with society where there does not yet exist Personality.” (1939)
“I have lost hope in organizations of poor individuals. I favor rather the poor family.” (1939)