Alan Paton — South African Novelist born on January 11, 1903, died on April 12, 1988

Alan Stewart Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist... (wikipedia)

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
God forgives us... who am I not to forgive?