Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That 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.
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Source Notes: Source: ALBERT SCHWEITZER, Civilization and Ethics, Preface.The Philosophy of Civilization, trans. C. T. Campion, part 2, p. 79 .
Albert Schweitzer, OM, (January 14, 1875 September 4, 1965) was a German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaysersberg, Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin dpartement, France). He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.