Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.
Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory.
It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer.' That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.