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Albert Schweitzer (Physician)

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
Albert Schweitzer evil
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 light
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
Albert Schweitzer humanity
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer life
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if its a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
Albert Schweitzer time
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.
Albert Schweitzer man
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
Albert Schweitzer anger
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer happy
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.
Albert Schweitzer truth
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.
albert schweitzer love
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats.
albert schweitzer life
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.
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Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
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Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
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Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughterto all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
albert schweitzer music
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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In everyones 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 life
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
albert schweitzer life
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a poor memory
Albert Schweitzer happiness
To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. Its really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.
Albert Schweitzer men
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Albert Schweitzer time
You must not expect anything from others. Its you, of yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything and anything. This way its up to you...your own choices...what you get from others remains a present, a gift.
Albert Schweitzer self
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 time
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer happiness
The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His.
Albert Schweitzer life
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for it
Albert Schweitzer action
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer strength
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 world
The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret... It has come to believed that 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 passion
By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
Albert Schweitzer life
Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from Memories of childhood and youth.
Albert Schweitzer men
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer life
From native simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.
Albert Schweitzer simplicity
Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Albert Schweitzer man
Our degeneration, when it is traced back to its origin in our view of the world really consists in the fact that true optimism has vanished unperceived from our midst.
Albert Schweitzer world
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life, and that to destroy, to harm, or to hinder life is evil
Albert Schweitzer life
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 pain
This new form of activity medicine I could not represent to myself as talking about the religion of love, but only as an actual putting it into practice.
Albert Schweitzer love
Renunciation of thinking is a declaration of spiritual bankruptcy. - Out of My Life and Thoughts.
Albert Schweitzer life
Serious illness doesnt bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
Albert Schweitzer illness
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, its the only thing
Albert Schweitzer
It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life
Albert Schweitzer life
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweitzer 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
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Albert Schweitzer man
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Albert Schweitzer man
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
Albert Schweitzer life
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
Albert Schweitzer life
It is not enough merely to exist. Its not enough to say, Im earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. Im a good father, husband, churchgoer. Thats all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhe
Albert Schweitzer family
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer people
I dont 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 destiny
The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.
Albert Schweitzer science
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 thought
In modern European thought a tragedy is occurring in that the original bonds uniting the affirmative attitude towards the world with ethics are, by a slow but irresistible process, loosening and finally parting. - Out of my life and Thought.
Albert Schweitzer life
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
Albert Schweitzer man
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer life

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