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Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God. - Sir Francis Bacon


Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good ; consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. - Albert Schweitzer


All that I have to say to the world and to mankind is contained in the notion, reverence for life. - Albert Schweitzer


Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. - John Milton


We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind. - Eric Hoffer


Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral. - Sir Francis Bacon


When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton


Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneration, but no rest. - Sir Francis Bacon


We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us. [Following the Equator, 1897] - Mark Twain