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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.


Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.




Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.


A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.


One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.


Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.


The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics.


Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.


Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.


Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.


There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.


The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.


A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.


We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

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A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.


Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.


Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.


Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.


Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.


An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.


The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

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Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.


Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.


Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.


Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.




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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.


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Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.


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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

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Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.

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Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.

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The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...


I must interpret the life around me as I interpret the life that is my own. My life is full of meaning to me. The life around me must be full of significance to itself. If I am to expect others to respect my life, then I must respect the other life I see, however strange it may be to mine.

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Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.

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Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.


A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.


Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.


By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

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Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.


Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

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I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.


If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

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By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

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Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

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Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.

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Let me give you one definition of ethics: It is good to maintain life and to further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound, universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.

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Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

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The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.


Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

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I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.

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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

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Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.


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Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.

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By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

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Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.


Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.


Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.


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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.


A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

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The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

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Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

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The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.

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Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.


Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.


The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...

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Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind independent of the one prevalent among the crowd and in opposition to it, a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. It is only an ethical movement which can rescue us from the slough of barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.


The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.




Let me give you one definition of ethics: It is good to maintain life and to further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound, universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.

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Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.


One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.

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We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.


Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.


Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.

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I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.

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Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

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Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.

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Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

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I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

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A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

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We must all die. But that I can save him from days of torture, that is what I feel as my great and ever new privelege. Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death himself.


As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.


I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.


If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

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The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.


Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life, and that to destroy, to harm, or to hinder life is evil.

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Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.

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Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

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Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

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Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.


Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.


Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.


The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.

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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

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One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

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Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.

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I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.


Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.


Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.


By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

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Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.

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Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

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Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

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Example is leadership.

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Be the flame! Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being.


Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come.


By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

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The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.


A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

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The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries.


A new public opinion must be created privately and unobtrusively. The existing one is maintained by the press, by propaganda, by organization, and by financial and other influences which are at its disposal. The unnatural way of spreading ideas must be opposed by the natural one, which goes from man to man and relies solely on the truth of the thoughts and the hearer's receptiveness for new truth.


I must interpret the life around me as I interpret the life that is my own. My life is full of meaning to me. The life around me must be full of significance to itself. If I am to expect others to respect my life, then I must respect the other life I see, however strange it may be to mine.

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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

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In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.


The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret.....It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

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When was Albert Schweitzer birthday? Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875.

Who is Albert Schweitzer? Some facts about Albert Schweitzer from biography. Albert Schweitzer, M.D., OM, was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaisersberg in Alsace-Lorraine, a Germanophone region which the German Empire returned to France after World War I. Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of historical Jesus current at... Read more about Albert Schweitzer on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Albert Schweitzer on YouTube.

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