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Motivational Albert Schweitzer Quotes and Sayings

Albert Schweitzer Quotes:-Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was an Alsatian theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician.

A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view.

His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary and the doctrine of Justification by Faith as secondary.

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Inspirational Albert Schweitzer Quotes


“A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”-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


“A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.”-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


“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


“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

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Inspirational Albert Schweitzer Quotes On Success


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


“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.”-Albert Schweitzer


“By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.”-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


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


Best Albert Schweitzer Quotes & Sayings


“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


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


“Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.”-Albert Schweitzer


“I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.”-Albert Schweitzer


“I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.”-Albert Schweitzer


Top Albert Schweitzer Quotes About Life


“Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.”-Albert Schweitzer


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


“Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.”-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


“My life is my argument.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.”-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


Famous Albert Schweitzer Quotes About 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


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


“Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Serious illness doesn’t bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.”-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


“The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries.”-Albert Schweitzer


Albert Schweitzer Quotes About Happiness


“The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.”-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


“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”-Albert Schweitzer


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


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


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


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


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


“Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.”-Albert Schweitzer


“We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.”-Albert Schweitzer


“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”-Albert Schweitzer