Albert Schweitzer quotes

 quotes - Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Share

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”

— Albert Schweitzer

 quotes - Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Share

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.”

— Albert Schweitzer

 quotes - Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Share

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

— Albert Schweitzer

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

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.”

— Albert Schweitzer

 quotes - An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. Share

“An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“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

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“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

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

— Albert Schweitzer

“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

“The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“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

“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

“Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Example is leadership.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“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

“The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.”

— Albert Schweitzer
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