“I look back upon my youth and realize how so many people gave me help, understanding, courage – very important things to me – and they never knew it. They entered into my life and became powers within me. All of us live spiritually by what others have given us, often unwittingly, in the significant hours of our life. At the time these significant hours may not even be perceived. We may not recognize them until years later when we look back, as one remembers some long-ago music or a boyhood landscape. We all owe to others much of the gentleness and wisdom that we have made our own; and we may well ask ourselves what will others owe to us.”
― Albert Schweitzer
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This quote really resonates with me. I’ve never read it, but it fits my life. xo
I am glad you found solace in these words, Luanne. xo
This is such a powerful quote, Rudri! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Jessica. Glad you liked it.
Thank you for sharing this quote, Rudri. It’s quite powerful and a good reminder.
One of my favorite quotes by Albert Schweitzer is this: ‘Until man extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, he himself will not find peace.’
Thank you so much for bringing this quote to my attention. It resonates.
That’s a beautiful and powerful quote, a reminder of all that we are made up of. Thank you for sharing it.
So very true!