Quotes by Albert Schweitzer

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
– 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

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
– Albert Schweitzer

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

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

The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.
– Albert Schweitzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you will be successful.
– Albert Schweitzer

The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…
– Albert Schweitzer

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

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

He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.
– Albert Schweitzer

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

Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
– Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
– 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

From native simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.
– Albert Schweitzer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
– Albert Schweitzer

By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe.
– Albert Schweitzer

The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires.
– Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
– 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

The doctor of the future will be oneself.
– Albert Schweitzer

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

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
– Albert Schweitzer

The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
– Albert Schweitzer

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
– Albert Schweitzer

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him.
– Albert Schweitzer

Only through love can we obtain communion with God.
– Albert Schweitzer

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret…. It has come to believe 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

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
– Albert Schweitzer

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