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.
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.
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.
We have very strong environmental laws in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The problem is that they’re seldom enforced.
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.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.