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Albert Schweitzer



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

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

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

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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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    Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

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

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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.

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    It is our duty to share and maintain life. Reverence concerning all life is the greatest commandment in its most elementary form. Or expressed in negative terms: Though shalt not kill. We take this prohibition so lightly, thoughtlessly plucking a flower, thoughtlessly stepping on a poor insect... Reverence for life comprises the whole ethic of love in its deepest and highest sense. It is the source of constant renewal for the individual and for mankind.

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    Through the power which we win over the forces of nature we get also a gruesome kind of power over our fellow human beings. - Out of My Life and Thoughts.

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    Today we know that all living beings who strive to maintain life and who long to be spared pain - all living beings on earth are our neighbors

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