Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer Quotes: To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will-to-life. At the same time the man who has become a thinking being feels a compulsion to give every will-to-live the same reverence for life that he gives to his own. He experiences that other life as his own. He accepts as being good: to preserve life, to raise to its highest value life which is capable of development; and as being evil: to destroy life, to injure life, to repress life which is capable of development. This is the absolute, fundamental principle of the moral, and it is a necessity of thought.
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Albert Schweitzer Quote: To the man who is truly ethical all life is sacred, including that which from the human point of view seems lower in the scale. He makes distinctions only as each case comes before him, and under the pressure of necessity, as, for example, when it falls to him to decide which of two lives he must sacrifice in order to preserve the other. But all through this series of decisions he is conscious of acting on subjective grounds and arbitrarily, and knows that he bears the responsibility for the life which is sacrificed.
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Quotes about Albert Schweitzer: The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
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Quote about Albert Schweitzer: 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.
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Albert Schweitzer Sayings: Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life.
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Albert Schweitzer Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Albert Schweitzer: When man learns to respect even the smallest being of creation...nobody has to teach him to love his fellow man. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
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Saying about Albert Schweitzer: The great secret of success is to go through life as a person who never gets used up. That is possible for those who never argue and strive with people and facts, but in all experience retires upon themselves, and look for the ultimate cause of things in themselves.
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Albert Schweitzer Quotes: The ethic of Reverence for Life prompts us to keep each other alert to what troubles us and to speak and act dauntlessly together in discharging the responsibility that we feel. It keeps us watching together for opportunities to bring some sort of help to animals in recompense for the great misery that men inflict upon them, and thus for a moment we escape from the incomprehensible horror of existence.
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Albert Schweitzer Quote: Where principles and heart stand in conflict with each other, let us make the law of the spirit free from the law of principles.
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Quotes about Albert Schweitzer: It seemed to me a matter of course that we should all take our share of the burden of pain which lies upon the world.
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Quote about Albert Schweitzer: 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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Albert Schweitzer Sayings: You know of the disease in Central Africa called sleeping sickness. . . . There also exists a sleeping sickness of the soul. Its most dangerous aspect is that one is unaware of its coming. That is why you have to be careful. As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of longing, of enthusiasm and zest, take it as a warning. You should realize your soul suffers if you live superficially.
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Albert Schweitzer Saying: Late upon the third day, at the very moment when, at sunset . . . there flashed upon my mind, unforseen and unsought, the phrase 'Reverence for Life'.
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Sayings about Albert Schweitzer: There is so much coldness because we do not dare to be as cordial as we are Just as the wave cannot exist for itself but must always participate in the swell of the ocean so we can never experience our lives by ourselves but must always share the experiencing of life that takes place all around us.
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Saying about Albert Schweitzer: It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say,
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Albert Schweitzer Quotes: Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now - always and, indeed then most truly, when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.
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Albert Schweitzer Quote: Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
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