I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end
Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
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.
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life
The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others
The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.
The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.