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15 Famous Quotes by Alan Paton
1/11/1903 - 4/12/1988
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There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man. -Alan Paton.

Inspiring Quotes, by Alan Paton

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To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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Who knows what we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alan Paton

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