Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Alan Stewart Paton

South African Writer, Founder and President of the Liberal Party, which opposed apartheid and offered a non-racial alternative to government policy

"The only way in which one can make endurable man's inhumanity to man, and a man's destruction of his own environment, is to exemplify in your own lives man's humanity to man and man's reverence for the place in which he lives."

"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."

"The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart."

"There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man."

"When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive."