Only when thinking becomes quite humble can it set its feet upon the way that leads to knowledge. The more profound a religion is, the more it realizes this fact – that what it knows through belief is little compared with what it does not know. The first active deed of thinking is resignation – acquiescence in what happens. Becoming free, inwardly, from what happens, we pass through the gate of resignation on the way to ethics.

[Albert Schweitzer, Reverence for Life, New York: Philosophical Library, 1965), 21f.]