I still believe in man in spite of man. I believe in language even though it has been wounded, deformed, and perverted by the enemies of mankind. And I continue to cling to words because it is up to us to transform them into instruments of comprehension rather than contempt. It is up to us to choose whether we wish to use them to curse or to heal, to wound or to console.Elie Wiesel
About This Quote
Mahatma Gandhi used the word, “I still believe in man in spite of man.” He was speaking about his belief that humanity is a good thing. The hatred and violence in the world is a result of a people who have been taught to hate and use violence in their daily lives. They also need to be taught that it is something they can get rid of if they want to move forward to a better place. Through the word, we can teach people that hatred and violence aren’t something that should be accepted. We can help them get to that point where they no longer need words like, “I still believe in man in spite of man."
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