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The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) American playwright.

There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Speak not too well of one who scarce will know himself transfigured in its roseate glow; Say kindly of him what is, chiefly, true, remembering always he belongs to you; Deal with him as a truant, if you will, But claim him, keep him, call him brother still!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German theologian, philosopher, and physician.

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