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The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work.

Author: Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)

Profession: British Novelist

The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.

Author: Isidore Ducasse, Comte De Lautreamont (1846-1870)

Profession: French Author, Poet

I feel that the Godhead is broken up like the bread at the Supper, and that we are the pieces. Hence this infinite fraternity of feeling.

Author: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Profession: American Author

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Profession: French Aviator, Writer

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.

Author: Peter De Vries (1910)

Profession: American Author