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

Famous As: Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,
Born On: January 14, 1875
Died On: September 4, 1965
Born In: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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
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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Albert Schweitzer
Soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace.

Soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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. --

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.

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
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.

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

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

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

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

Albert Schweitzer
Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.

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.

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

Albert Schweitzer
The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil

The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil

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

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.

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

As we know 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.

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
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Albert Schweitzer