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Quotations by author » Albert Schweitzer
German medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician and Philosopher. 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, 1875-1965
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"Those who experiment on animals should never be able to quiet their own conscience by telling themselves that these cruelties have a worthy aim."
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A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Life
A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
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A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
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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.
Ethics
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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Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the wil
Life
An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances
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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.
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Any religion or philosophy, which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of their way, but must accept their lot calmly, even if people roll a few stones upon it
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As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
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As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
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As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
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At 20 everyone has the face that God gave them, at 40 the face that life gave them, and at 60 the face they earned.
Life
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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Because I have confidence in the power of truths and of spirit, I believe in the future of mankind.- The Philosophy of Civilization.
CivilizationConfidence
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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By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
Life
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Kindness
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