What is ethical living?
One of the best descriptions of what is to have reverence for life
comes from Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), German Alsatian
theologian, musician, philosopher, physician and Nobel Peace Prize
winner, who stated:
"Ethics consist in my experiencing the compulsion
to show to all will-to-live the same reverence as I do my own. 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."
... “Whenever I injure life of any sort, I must be quite clear whether
it is necessary. Beyond the unavoidable, I must never go, not even with
what seems insignificant. The farmer, who has mown down a thousand
flowers in his meadow as fodder for his cows, must be careful on his way
home not to strike off in wanton pastime the head of a single flower by
the roadside, for he thereby commits a wrong against life without being
under the pressure of necessity."
(Out of My Life and Thought, 1998)
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