Reverence is simply the feeling of respect, awe, and honor, coming from a stance of wonder and mystery

Reverence flows from the knowledge that we are not in control, that all life is temporary, and we cannot create a single atom.

"Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life and God contains all the components of ethics: love, worship, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive." (Albert Schweitzer)

Out of reverence comes the capacity to respect others, to listen without judgement, to feel remorse, and to treat our brothers as we would like to be treated.

Reverence keeps leaders from trying to act like gods, which is the opposite of reverence.

An irreverent soul is arrogant and shameless, unable to feel awe in the face of things higher than himself. 

Reverence is the cure for human arrogance.

Reverence is the the root of all ethics, worship, and smooth social behavior.

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