Words of Albert Schweitzer

" 'No one must shut his eyes and regard as nonexistent the sufferings of which he spares himself the sight.'

" 'It's not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, "I'm earning enough to live and support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father. I'm a good husband. I'm a good churchgoer." That's all very well, but you must do something more. Seek always to do some good somewhere. . . . Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man's help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.'

" 'We are not truly civilized if we concern ourselves with the relation of man to man. What is important is the relation of man to all life.'

" 'Everyone must find his own Lambarene.'

" '[For someone living Reverence for Life] life will become in every respect more difficult than if he lived for himself, but at the same time it will be richer, more beautiful, and happier. It will become, instead of mere living, a genuine experience of life.'

" 'The ethic of Reverence for Life is the ethic of love widened into universality.' "