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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1214
AUTHOR: Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: ALBERT SCHWEITZER, Civilization and Ethics, Preface.—The Philosophy of Civilization, trans. C. T. Campion, part 2, p. 79 (1949, reissued 1981).
SUBJECTS: Morality