Albert Schweitzer: An Anthology by Albert Schweitzer (author), Charles R. Joy (editor)

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Ways, and indeed then most truly suitable to actual circumstances. No Its when Special hour it is Hour now al- seems most un- [Edge, p. 174] Testing for Truth The highest honor one can show to a system of thought is to test it ruthlessly with a view to discovering how much truth it contains, just as steel is assayed to try its strength. [Indian, p. viii] The Po*wer of Truth Because spirit, and I I have confidence in the power of truth and of the believe in the future of mankind. Ethical world- life-affirmation contains within willing and hoping which can never be never afraid to face the dismal really is.

Bach, II, p. The Other 8] Artist in Us Let us ask the audience of a performance of a work by Palestrina to account for the solemn effect them. The it has made 01 majority would confess that they had felt themselves transported into the vast nave of a church, and saw the sunlight streaming through the windows of the choir into the twilight of the all building. poetize more than we are apt to imagine. This can be shown by a simple experiment.

At the man very In this period of happens, thinking to is not need humanity the ideals giving thinking deepest Is that our overwhelmed. it needs so that it may not be this destiny? I hope not. I believe not. are all carrying within us a new we will give us ethical ideals. I think that in our age form of thought which [Religion, p. 1520] Thinking Drops the Tiller In modern thinking the same thing happens as in religion. Thinking drops the tiller from its hand in the middle of the storm. It renounces the idea of giving to human beings ideals by the help of which they can get on with reality.

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