Chanakya Neeti 11: A man without knowledge is useless, even if he takes birth in highest caste, a man with true education is revered by Gods even if he is born of lowest castes.
Again, when you remember that these words came from a man of 300 BCE you will praise his wisdom, clarity of vision, in a society ridden by the vices of caste system he was teaching his students the true meaning of humanity! It is but true, a man is known by what is inside him, not what his parents/forefathers are.
Chanakya was the mentor, guide and prime minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. His words were very wise when it came to explaining human nature and ways of actual world.
As I am too engrossed with my twins (agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com and agnijaat.wordpress.com- check them out guys, my twin Ezines Agnishatdal and Agnijaat) I will use him as my own and your teacher for at least a couple of months. Hope you will benefit too!