quote by Alan Paton

Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey,a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arrival. When the storm threatens, a man is afraid for his house. But when the house is destroyed, there is something to do. About a storm he can do nothing, but he can rebuild a house.

— Alan Paton

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It is not permissible to add to one's possesions if these things can only be done at the cost of other men. Such development has only one true name, and that is exploitation.


Cry the beloved country quote Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behi
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.

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

Cry the beloved country quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.

The truth is, our civilization is not Christian;

it is a tragic compound of great ideal and fearful practice, of loving charity and fearful clutching of possessions.

There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills.

These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it.


Cry the beloved country quote If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent yo
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.

I have never thought that a Christian would be free of suffering, umfundisi.

For our Lord suffered. And I come to believe that he suffered, not to save us from suffering, but to teach us how to bear suffering. For he knew that there is no life without suffering.

We do not work for men. We work for the land and the people. We do not even work for money.

Cry the beloved country quote Crying is how your hear speaks when your lips can't explain the pain you feel.
Crying is how your hear speaks when your lips can't explain the pain you feel.
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But sorrow is better than fear. For fear impoverishes always, while sorrow may enrich.

I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find that we are turned to hating.


But when the dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret.

Cry the beloved country quote Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead.
Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead.

Nothing is ever quiet, except for fools.

The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again.

For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.

Cry the beloved country quote Don't cry to give up, cry to keep going.
Don't cry to give up, cry to keep going.

There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love.


Now God be thanked that the name of a hill is such music, that the name of a river can heal.

For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, never failing.

Cry the beloved country quote Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

It is not permissible for us to go on destroying the family life when we know that we are destroying it.

The ground is holy, being even as it came from the Creator.

Keep it, guard it, care for it, for it keeps men, guards men, cares for men. Destroy it and man is destroyed.

And money is not something to go mad about .

.. Money is for food and clothes and comfort, and a visit to the pictures. Money is to make happy the lives of children.


Cry the beloved country quote Smile today, cry tomorrow
Smile today, cry tomorrow
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I am a weak and sinful man, but God put His hands on me, that is all.

There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills.

And were your back as broad as heaven, and your purse full of gold, and did your compassion reach from here to hell itself, there is nothing you can do.

Cry the beloved country quote Never cry for that person who doesn't know the value of your tears
Never cry for that person who doesn't know the value of your tears
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because life slips away, and because I need for the rest of my journey a star that will not play false to me, a compass that will not lie.

Happy the eyes that can close


Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that's the inheritor of our fear.

Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing. Nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him if he gives too much.