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Does my behavior in respect of love affect nothing? That is because there is not enough love in me. - Albert Schweitzer

Does my behavior in respect of love affect nothing? That is because there is not enough love in me.

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Be faithful to your love and you will be recompensed beyond measure. - Albert Schweitzer

Be faithful to your love and you will be recompensed beyond measure.

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Love ... is a living reality. - Albert Schweitzer

Love ... is a living reality.

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It is only through love that we can attain to communion with God. All living knowledge of God rests upon this foundation: that we experience him in our lives as Will-to-love.

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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

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Love is the only thing that increases twofold every time it is shared. - Albert Schweitzer

Love is the only thing that increases twofold every time it is shared.

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Thinking about death... produces love for life. When we are familiar with death, we accept each week, each day, as a gift. Only if we are able thus to accept life bit by bit does it become precious.

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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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Thought cannot avoid the ethical or reverence and love for all life. It will abandon the old confined systems of ethics and be forced to recognize the ethics that knows no bounds. But on the other hand, those who believe in love for all creation must realize clearly the difficulties involved in the problem of a boundless ethic and must be resolved not to veil from humankind the conflicts which this ethic will involve us, but allow us really to experience them. To think out in every implication the ethic of love for all creation this is the difficult task which confronts our age.

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We all know how important love is, yet how often is it really emoted or exhibited? What so many sick people in this world suffer from - loneliness, boredom, and fear - can't be cured with a pill.

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

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

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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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What we call love is in its essence reverence for life. - Albert Schweitzer

What we call love is in its essence reverence for life.

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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 will.

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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.

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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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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

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Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

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Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid. - Albert Schweitzer

Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.

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Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward people, but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical.

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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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Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. - Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

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Every start on an untrodden path is a venture which only in unusual circumstances looks sensible and likely to succeed.

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Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

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I believe that I possess this value: to serve Jesus. I am less at peace than if my goal would be to attain a professorship and a good life, but I live. And that gives me the tremendous feeling of happiness, as if one would hear music. One feels uprooted, because one asks, what lies ahead, what decisions should I make - but more alive, happier than those anchored in life. To drift with released anchor.

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