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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 tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
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The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we
are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.
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If you love something so much - let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn't it
never was.
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In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
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Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest
creed.
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What really matters is that we should all of us realize that we are guilty of inhumanity. The
horror of this realization should s
hakes us out of our lethargy so that we can direct our hopes
and our intentions to the coming of an era in which war will
have no place.
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It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed.
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Thought is the strongest thing we have. Work done by true and profound thought - that is a
real force.
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Grow into your ideals, so that life can never rob you of them.
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The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by
altering the attitudes of their minds.
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I decided that I would make my life my argument.
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We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an
absolute stranger.
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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can
overcome adversity.
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In the past we have tried to make a distinction between animals which we acknowledge have
some value and other which,
having none, can be liquidated when we wish. This standard
must be abandoned. Everything that lives has value simply as
a living thing, as one of the
manifestations of the mystery that is life.
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What we call love is in its essence reverence for life.
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The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it
means to live.
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Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
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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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Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
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No ray of sunshine is ever lost but the green that it awakens takes time to sprout, and it is
not always given the sower to
see the harvest.
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The thinking person 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.
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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.
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Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now. Always.
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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.
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Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
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The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.
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Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This 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.
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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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We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals.
Animals suffer as much as we do.
True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings
on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it.
Until we extend our circle of
compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.
Albert Schweitzer

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