(1875-1965) German Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, Philosopher
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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
All that I have to say to the world and to mankind is contained in the notion, reverence for life.
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.
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.