Alan Paton

1903 - 1988

A Quote by Alan Paton

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child who is the inheritor of our fear.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

Source: Cry, the Beloved Country

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A Quote by Alan Paton on humanity and life

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 (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on day, fear, and heart

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.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton

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

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on forgiveness

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

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on responsibility and society

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

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on belief, fear, love, and power

It is my belief that the only power which can resist the power of fear is the power of love.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on books, death, life, men, purpose, struggle, understanding, wisdom, and words

Who knows for what we live, 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.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on anger and weakness

Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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