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.
Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people’s countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he […]
We are all brothers under the skin – and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
If I cannot with my blind eyes see That to betray or deny my brother Is but to diminish me Then you may pity me.
I… make it my earnest prayer that God would… incline the hearts of the citizens… to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.
Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.