Alan Paton

Profession : Activist ,Novelist ,Teacher
Nationality : South African
Birth : 11th January, 1903
Death : 12th April, 1988
About : Alan Stewart Paton was a South African novelist and anti-apartheid activist.  he earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Natal in his hometown, followed by a diploma in education. After graduation, Paton worked as a teacher, first at the Ixopo High School, and subsequently at a Maritzburg College. He toured Scandinavia, England, continental Europe, Canada, and the United States of America. During his time in Norway, he began work on his seminal novel Cry, The Beloved Country, which he completed over the course of his journey, finishing it on Christmas Eve in San Francisco in 1946. Paton published multiple books in the 1950s and became wealthy from their sales.

Alan Paton Quotes

But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
Topics : Love , Power
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.
Topics : Love
Cry, the Beloved Country.
Topics : Uncategorized
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.
Tags : Pride Topics : Uncategorized
If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn’t concern the central issues, it wouldn’t be worth publishing.
Tags : Worth Topics : Uncategorized
Life has not taught me to expect nothing, but she has taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors.
Topics : Life
The Afrikaner has nowhere to go, and that’s why he would rather destroy himself than capitulate.
Tags : African American , Good Topics : Uncategorized
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.
Topics : Humanity , Life
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man.
Tags : Responsibility Topics : Society
What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
Tags : Bring Topics : Uncategorized
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Tags : Forgive , Injury Topics : Uncategorized
When men are ruled by fear, they strive to prevent the very changes that will abate it.
Tags : Prevent
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.
Tags : Purpose Topics : Uncategorized
You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right.
Tags : Expedient

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