"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects."
"God, what a world, if men in street and mart felt that same kinship of the human heart which makes them, in the face of fire and flood, rise to the meaning of true brotherhood."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."
"If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you've got to let everyone else in, too."
Oscar Hammerstein II
"You cannot see brotherhood; neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is the pat on the back when things look gloomy. It is the smile of encouragement when the way seems hard. It is the helping hand when the burden becomes unbearable."
Peter E. Terzick
"Have Love. Not love alone for one, but man as man they brother call; and scatter like the circling sun thy charities on all."
Johann Von Schiller
"Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face."
St. Francis of Assisi
"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." Irish Proverb