Of what use are words of wisdom to the man who is unwise? Of what use is a lamp to a man who is blind?
Hear the essence of thousands of sacred books: to help others is virtue: to hurt others is sin.
A man rises or does down by his own actions; like the builder of a wall, or as the digger of a well.
The narrow-minded man thinks and says: 'This man is one of us; this one is not, he is a stranger. To the man of noble soul the whole of mankind is but one family'.
--The Buddah from the Dhammaphada