Albert Schweitzer Quotes


Information about Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was the son of a Lutheran pastor, who taught him to love music at an early age. But that was just part of his life's calling; Schweitzer is also a theologian, philosopher and physician who is most well known for his philosophical studies on the "reverence for life". In this regard, Schweitzer put forth the belief that the only thing we are sure of is that we live and want…

Date of Birth: January 14, 1875
Date of Death: April 09, 1965


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"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
As quoted in No Limits (2010) pg. 72 Add Category or Author

Happiness    inspirational    Life   

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"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing." Albert Schweitzer
As quoted in Building character: strengthening the heart of good leadership (2007) pg. 49 Here Schweitzer states an ideal he believed in strongly--that we must live our ideals if we want them to influence others. Add Category or Author

Example    Famous    Influence    Leadership    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

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"The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others." Albert Schweitzer
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Compassion    inspirational    Kindness    Life    Quote of the Day   

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"Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them" Albert Schweitzer
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"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
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French Theologian    Friends Or Friendship   

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"The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings." Albert Schweitzer
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Ethics    French Theologian   

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"Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid." Albert Schweitzer
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French Theologian   

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"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive." Albert Schweitzer
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French Theologian    Life   

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"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
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French Theologian    Man   

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"It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man." Albert Schweitzer
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Man   

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"Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile." Albert Schweitzer
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Animals    French Theologian   

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"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
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"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
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Optimism   

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"The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics" Albert Schweitzer
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Awareness   

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"The time will come when public opinion will no longer tolerate amusements based on the mistreatment and killing of animals. The time will come, but when? When will we reach the point that hunting, the pleasure in killing animals for sport, will be regarded as a mental aberration?" Albert Schweitzer
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"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life." Albert Schweitzer
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Ethics    French Theologian   

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"Our age is bent on trying to make the barren tree of skepticism fruitful by tying the fruits of truth on its branches." Albert Schweitzer
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Age And Aging   

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"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
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Fire    French Theologian   

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"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" Albert Schweitzer
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Knowledge   

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"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
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"Any religion or philosophy, which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy." Albert Schweitzer
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Robb Zerr - April 04, 2012 , Albert Schweitzer




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