A democrat must be utterly selfless. He must think and dream not in terms of self or of party, but only of democracy.
Leo Tolstoy's life has been devoted to replacing the method of violence for removing tyranny or securing reform by the method of nonresistance to evil. He would meet hatred expressed in violence by love expressed in selfsuffering.
I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. A thoughtless word hardly ever escaped my tongue or pen. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth.
Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills, and in it you too have the only method of saving your people from enslavement.
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.