"Humanitarianism needs no apology. Unless we feel it toward all men without exception, we shall have lost the chief redeeming force in human history." -- Ralph Barton Perry, American author & educator (1876-1957).
This quote means so much to me. To me, it is the defining reason why we cannot be selective in our caring for our human brothers and sisters, regardless of race, religion, or any other thing that differentiates us.