Friday, July 08, 2011

Quote of the Day - Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer, 1952Image via Wikipedia"....Civilization, put quite simply, consists in our giving ourselves, as human beings, to the effort to attain the perfecting of the human race and actualization of progress of every sort in the circumstances of humanity and of the objective world. This mental attitude, however, involves a double predisposition: firstly, we must be prepared to act affirmatively toward the world and life; secondly, we must become ethical."

- Albert Schweitzer 1923 book "The Philosophy of Civilization"
   via Vikas Shah, Thought Economics, July 2011

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