Brotherhood Quotes

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All, therefore, that need aid have a right to ask for it from their fellow men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.

We are members of one great body planted by nature in a mutual love, and fitted for a social life. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole.

However degraded or wretched a fellow mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species.

Brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those, who profit by postponing it, pretend.

We cannot weigh our brother with ourself. Great men may jest with saints: ’tis wit in them, But in less, foul profanation. (Measure for Measure)

I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.

For freemen like brothers agree; With one spirit endured, they one friendship pursued, And their temple was Liberty Tree.

Those who nobly set out to be their brother’s keeper sometimes end up becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.