Albert Schweitzer Quotes (57 quotations)

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1. A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. - Albert Schweitzer

2. A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. - Albert Schweitzer

3. A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint. - Albert Schweitzer

4. A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. - Albert Schweitzer

5. An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind. - Albert Schweitzer

6. As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. - Albert Schweitzer

7. Big nations are like chickens. They like to make big noises, but very often it is no more than squabbling. - Albert Schweitzer

8. By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world… By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. - Albert Schweitzer

9. Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. - Albert Schweitzer

10. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. - Albert Schweitzer

11. Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed. - Albert Schweitzer

12. Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan. - Albert Schweitzer

13. Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer

14. Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. - Albert Schweitzer

15. Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true. - Albert Schweitzer

16. Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer

17. Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them. - Albert Schweitzer

18. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer

19. Hear our prayer O Lord for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. - Albert Schweitzer

20. I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics. - Albert Schweitzer

21. I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer

22. I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. - Albert Schweitzer

23. I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words. - Albert Schweitzer

24. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer

25. It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, "I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer." That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. - Albert Schweitzer

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