The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
If you don’t work yourself up into a fever of greed and covetousness in an art museum, you’re just not doing the job.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.
Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.