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Quotes of the Day for 2 December 2000 – Fraternity and Brotherhood

When you write and implore me to come up with a set of quotes on a given subject it is not an intrusion - it is a great relief. I've got the quotes, choosing a theme for the day often resembles the terror of writer's block - the fear of a blank page. The most recent request was for quotes on Fraternity and Brotherhood, which I am pleased to fill right now.

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The quotes:

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
     - Francois FéNelon

For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother tomorrow.
     - William Shakespeare

There is a destiny that makes us brothers,
None goes his way alone;
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.
     - Edwin Markham

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
     - Martin Luther King Jr

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