“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)
“There is a point when wealth becomes more important than human life. The obvious symptom of this insanity is planning in terms of the mass. The obvious reform of this insanity is not to plan in terms of the mass. It is to think in terms of the family. For thinking in terms of the family is not practical like mass-planning. On the contrary, it is sensible. It seeks to restore the family hierarchy. For only family life can produce people who in turn are necessary to the well-being of the mass. For the mass is not the enemy of the family, but its complement.” (1936)