Shall I hold on with both hands to every paltry possession? All I have teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The practical weakness of the vast mass of modern pity for the poor and the oppressed is precisely that it is merely pity; the pity is pitiful but not respectful. Men feel that the cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is injustice to equals; nay, it is treachery to comrades.
—G. K. Chesterton.
Be ye all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tender-hearted, humble-minded: not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing.
—1 Peter 3. 8, 9.