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

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If we venture once more to seek help from the light of reason, we shall no longer keep ourselves down at the level of a generation which has ceased to be capable of enthusiasm, but shall rise to the deep and noble passion inspired by great and sublime ideals. These will so fill and expand our being that that by which we relation to that now live will seem to be merely a poor kind of excitement, and [Decay, will disappear. p. THE STRUGGLE FOR TRUTH Truth Has Truth has no special time of its own.

Me to afford us the very truth which we must dare to grasp in order to find in it that world- view of which we dream, a world-view which will put us in touch with other hand every reality and inspire us to action. On the world-view not based on despair of intellectual knowledge is artificial and fictitious, for it rests on an unreliable interpretation of the world. [Ethics, p. xiii] Invisible Barriers The more we try to see into the development of things, in any field whatever, the more we become conscious that to each epoch there are set certain limits of knowledge, come to a halt, and always at the was apparently bound to advance to higher and definitive knowledge that seemed just within before which it has to very moment when a its grasp.

Viii] life, The Danger of Technical Language Technical expressions are a danger for every system of philosophy, whether Indian or European. For they may become formulae which hinder the natural development of thought in the same way as ruts in a road hinder traffic. So to find out what are its real contents it is reasonable to test a system of thought which it has coined for by its setting aside the expressions own use and compelling to speak in ordinary comprehensible language. p. it [Indian, k] The Divorce Today thought stands facing it of Science no help from and Reflection science, and the latter The newest and unconcerned.

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