Quotes by German Theologian Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. Albert Schweitzer

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. Albert Schweitzer

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer

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

The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. Albert Schweitzer
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Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation. Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose. 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

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

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

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

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. 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

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