A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.