If the road to social transformation can be paved only by saints who never make mistakes, the road will never be built.
Statement in 2007, quoted in "The green jobs handyman moves on : what can we learn from Van Jones' resignation? Don't sign petitions without reading them first, and if mistake-prone, stay out of politics." by Jessica Rae Patton, in Our Planet (15 September 2009)
Jones may well be more effective outside the administration than within it (I think Beck put it as "dangerous." Semantics.) As Ariana Huffington opined in a post September 7 called "Thank You, Glenn Beck!" (The Huffington Post), Van Jones was undeniably the best person for this job, but the job wasn't best for him. Van Jones is not someone who ought to be stuck behind a desk, calculating tax credits and guarding his opinions from the 24-hour news-culture vultures.Van Jones