Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Amos Comenius (15921670)
We are all citizens of one world, we are all of one blood. To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view on this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human . Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
Attributed to JOHN AMOS COMENIUS.Laurence J. Peter, Peters Quotations, p. 76 (1977).
This passage was used by Adlai E. Stevenson on his Christmas card in 1961.