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"Whosoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others."

"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier."

"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind."

"Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth."
Nature

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
Friendship

"Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him."

"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins."

"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."

"Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed."

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."

"Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal."

"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."

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."

"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."

"This new form of activity medicine I could not represent to myself as talking about the religion of love, but only as an actual putting it into practice."

"Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host."

"Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan."

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind."

"Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality."

"Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion."

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