You don’t live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. (Luke 15:29)
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.