Alan Stewart Paton was a white South African author and liberal political activist.
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“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive”
“But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”
“To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.”
“You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right.”
“I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating”
“What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?”
“I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.”
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