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.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
One thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret... It has come to believed that 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.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
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
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
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
From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.