"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Alan Paton on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Alan Paton on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Alan Paton on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Alan Paton on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Alan Paton on Mahatma Gandhi
"Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."