Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
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.