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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Albert Schweitzer on Jesus, animals, reason, happens, light, cats, love, success, happiness, sympathy, adversity, music and soul.

70 Inspiring Quotes By Albert Schweitzer On Gratitude, Compassion, Life And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian

Born On: January 14, 1875

Died On: September 4, 1965

Born In: Kaysersberg

Died At Age: 90

Albert Schweitzer was a venerable French-German writer, humanitarian, medical missionary, theologian, physician, organist and philosopher. He was the founder of Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon. He is also renowned for being an organist and music scholar. He studied the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, a German composer and also greatly influenced the Organ Reform Movement. In 1952, Schweitzer was awarded the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for his philosophy of ‘Reverence For Life’. He is also famed for challenging the historical-critical methodology during his times for the way it depicted the secular view of Jesus. Number of films has also been made on the life of Albert Schweitzer. We bring to you a corpus of viewpoints, sayings, thoughts, words and opinions shared by Albert Schweitzer on subjects close to his heart. Let us browse through some famous quotes and sayings by Albert Schweitzer on kindness, accomplish, ethics, time, strength, evolution, human, life, experience etc and see what we can learn from them.

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.

Albert Schweitzer

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.

Albert Schweitzer

If you love something so much let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn't it never was

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

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

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 have sought and found how to serve.

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.

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The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Albert Schweitzer

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

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A man does not have to be an angel to be a saint.

Albert Schweitzer

He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.

Albert Schweitzer

The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.

Albert Schweitzer

The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another.

Albert Schweitzer

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.

Albert Schweitzer

The the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hope are optimistic.

Albert Schweitzer

O heavenly Father, protect and bless all things that have breath: guard them from all evil and let them sleep in peace.

Albert Schweitzer

Seek always to do some good, somewhere... Even if it's a little thing, so something for those that need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.

Albert Schweitzer

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: 'I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.

Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.

Albert Schweitzer

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own.

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 if they even roll a few more upon it.

Albert Schweitzer

The doctor of the future will be oneself.

Albert Schweitzer

No ray of sunshine is ever lost but the green that it awakens takes time to sprout, and it is not always given the sower to see the harvest.

Albert Schweitzer

The demands of Jesus are difficult because they require us to do something extraordinary. At the same time He asks us to regard these [acts of goodness] as something usual, ordinary.

Albert Schweitzer

Soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace.

Albert Schweitzer

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Albert Schweitzer

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. -Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.

Albert Schweitzer

Everyone must work to live, but the purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Only then have we ourselves become true human beings.

Albert Schweitzer

The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires.

Albert Schweitzer

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

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Man has the lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end up destroying the earth.

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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

You must give time to your fellow men -- even if it's a little thing, do something for others -- something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. --

Albert Schweitzer

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

Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.

Albert Schweitzer

Die Liebe stirbt meistens and den kleinen Fehlern, die man am Anfang so entzckend findet.

Albert Schweitzer

As we acquire knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.

Albert Schweitzer

It's not enough merely to exist. Every man has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to relize his own true worth.

Albert Schweitzer

As we know life in ourselves we want to understand life in the universe in order to enter into harmony with it.

Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It's the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

The Full Measure of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others because of him.

Albert Schweitzer

The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil

Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

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

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.

Albert Schweitzer

There are only three ways to teach a child. The first is by example, the second is by example, the third is by example.

Albert Schweitzer

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Albert Schweitzer

As we understand life in ourselves, we want to understand life in the universe. in order to enter into harmony with it.

Albert Schweitzer

Eventually all the pieces fall into place. until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for areason.

Albert Schweitzer

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.

Albert Schweitzer

There are two refuges from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe.

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

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

...But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere

Albert Schweitzer