Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French

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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


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


Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

Albert Schweitzer


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

Albert Schweitzer


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

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


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

Albert Schweitzer


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

Albert Schweitzer


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

Albert Schweitzer


Example is leadership.

Albert Schweitzer


Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.

Albert Schweitzer


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. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

Albert Schweitzer


The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

Albert Schweitzer


The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.

Albert Schweitzer