Albert Schweitzer

French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)

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Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.Rate it:
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.Rate it:
Example is not the main thing in influencing others it's the only thing.Rate it:
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.Rate it:
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.Rate it:
A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.Rate it:
A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate 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.Rate it:
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.Rate it:
As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.Rate it:
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.Rate it:
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.Rate it:
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.Rate it:
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.Rate it:
Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.Rate it:
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.Rate it:
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.Rate it:
Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.Rate it:
The African is my brother-but he is my younger brother by several centuries.Rate it:
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.Rate it:
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.Rate it:
The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.Rate it:
the tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives.Rate it:
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he livesRate it:
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.Rate it:
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.Rate it:
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.Rate it:
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.Rate it:
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.Rate it:
Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.Rate it:
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.Rate it:
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.Rate it:
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”Rate it:
You must give some 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.Rate it:

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