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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.
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
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.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
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.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
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.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
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