Alan Paton Quotes

Who was Alan Paton?

Alan Stewart Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist known for the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope.

Born January 11, 1903
Died April 12, 1988
Aged 85 years old

Books by Alan Paton

Best 6 Quotes by Alan Paton

“Nothing is ever quiet, except for fools.”

“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.”

“Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey. But, sorrow is at least an arriving.”

“The judge does not make the law. It is the people that make the law. It is the duty of a judge to do justice, but it is only the people that can be just.”

“There is only one thing that has power completely, and this is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”

“When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.”

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