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If I can't love Hitler, I can't love at all.
Weapons didn't defeat slavery. Nor did war, nor politics, nor even the Emancipation Proclamation. Slavery fell because it offended the human spirit, broke the human heart, and thus could not stand.
Mistrust your zeal for doing good to others.
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Man uses his intelligence less in the care of his own species than he does in his care of anything else he owns or governs.
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of depair.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give thee.
Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.
The human race has improved everything except the human race.
We women have great influence, and we need to become warriors of peace, guardians of love, and agents of kindness. The result can only be the great satisfaction of creating happiness, and this is contagious.
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
God will not force us to do good. You must choose to do good.
Do not blame God for poverty. People are poor because we do not share.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
The poor are the unwanted, the outcasts of society The poor are somehow or other -- we ourselves.
We draw the circle of our family too small.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
…populations were gravitating towards the larger cities, where neighborly care was trampled by the competitive, hurried atmosphere of the marketplace… Christianity had lost its grip on the imagination….
Increasingly since 1776, status in the West (the vague but comprehensible territory here under discussion) has been awarded in relation to financial achievement.
If you truly want to live up to the ideals our forefathers had in mind, if you sincerely care to embody the spirit of Jesus, Buddha, or Mohammed, stop hating and start loving. Love even when you don’t really feel it, even when you think you’re faking it. Soon, you won’t be faking it anymore, and you’ll be a better parent, a better friend, a better American, a better person.
The love Jesus offered during his short life was not dictated by economic status, religious belief, racial background, or sexual identity. Jesus was a champion to all. He spoke truth to power, even as he respected history and tradition, much as today’s patriotic liberals do. Jesus preached love, compassion, justice, and peace.
What’s wrong with caring for the poor, the downtrodden, the infirm, and the needy? In a capitalistic society, not everyone has luck fall his or her way.
It’s not socialism to demand that everyone in America have the right to a warm place to sleep at night, proper nutrition, and the right to a living wage. We can afford it. When an administration decides to go to war, not enough are questions are asked and answered, and cost is never an issue. Only 2 percent of the federal budget goes to welfare, compared with 16 percent for defense.
I have wondered why Jews praise Abraham for his willingness to murder his son when God commanded it. A true hero who believed in a God who rewards and punishes would have resisted that unjust command and risked God's wrath, just as a true hero would have refused God's order to murder "heathen" women and children during the barbaric crusades.
Trouble always comes when people feel estranged from others, for then the ‘others’ can become the enemy and be imagined as less precious, less human than those within the kinship circle.
To be humane is the objective of being human.
While other Nazis regarded Jews as subhuman, as ‘vermin,’ Schindler continued to recognize their dignity and personhood. Then, the more he acted to help them, the less he could help himself from helping them. His care became habitual and finally imperative, to the point of utter self-sacrifice. He became, in time, a mensch.
The cure is love. What’s lacking is love. Love warms and softens the hearts of the vicious. Tenderness and affection reclaim the criminal and redeem the damned.
Living in unique intimacy, partners in marriage are most immediately dependent on and vulnerable to each other. Such a relationship requires the utmost in care and kindness, tolerance and forgiveness, strength and endurance if it is to prosper.
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.
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
The evil that is in this world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
We are asked to love or to hate such and such a country and such and such a people. But some of us feel too strongly our common humanity to make such a choice.
Capital punishment...has always been a religious punishment and is irreconcilable with humanism.
To state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence…there are more things to admire in men than to despise.
Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness.
There are plagues, and there are victims, and it's the duty of good men not to join forces with the plagues.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
More and more I have come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above all else.
There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.
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