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

    Topics: Life, Music

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.

    Topics: Life

The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.

    Topics: Love

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.

    Topics: Morality

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

    Topics: Morality, Service, Helping

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

    Topics: Morality

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

    Topics: Morality, Character

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.

    Topics: Morality

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.

    Topics: Morality, Life

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

    Topics: Morality, Life

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.

    Topics: Morality, Responsibility

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.

    Topics: Morality, Revenge

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