Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy. The disastrous feature of our civilization is that it is far more developed materially than spiritually. 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.




Jan. 14, 1875: Theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician #AlbertSchweitzer is born in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France).


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