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Albert Schweitzer Quotes

(1875-1965), German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Category: Adversity

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

Category: Angels

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Category: Animals

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

Category: Brotherhood

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

Category: Compassion

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.

Category: Cooperation

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.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.

Category: Devil

Example is leadership.

Category: Example

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

Category: Example

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

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Integrity

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

Category: Kindness

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

Category: Kindness

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

Category: Learning