Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Good Point Often Repeated

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
—J. K. Rowling, through Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
—Samuel Johnson, 
Boswell: Life of Johnson

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
—John Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity

...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
—Hubert H. Humphrey

A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.
—Mahatma Gandhi

Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
—Matthew 25: 40

How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?  Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
—1 John 3: 17-18

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How many times do we have to hear the same point, or even just similar ones, before the message actually sinks in?

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