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ALBERT SCHWEITZER
French theologian, musician and medical missionary
(1875 - 1965)

An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances.
      - [Ideas]

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.
      - [Goodness]

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
      - [Knowledge]

Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.
      - [Charity]

Every man has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to realize his own true worth.
      - [Self]

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
      - [Humanitarianism]

Knowing all truth is less than doing a little bit of good.
      - [Truth]

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
      - [Fools]

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.
      - [Service]

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.
      - [Reverence]

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

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

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
      - [Loneliness]

The first step in the evolution of ethics is an enlargement of the sense of solidarity with other human beings.
      - The Teaching of Reverence for Life (p. 9)
        [Ethics]


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