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.
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.
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.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
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.
A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
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.
The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but 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.
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 only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
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.
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.