Albert Schweitzer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old albert schweitzer quotes, albert schweitzer sayings, and albert schweitzer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth.      

Albert Schweitzer

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

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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.      

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

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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.     

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

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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Example is leadership.     

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Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.     

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

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

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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.     

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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.     

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Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.     

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Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.     

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

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Do something wonderful. People may imitate it.     

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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.     

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Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.     

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I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.     

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

Albert Schweitzer

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.     

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

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it's the only thing     

Albert Schweitzer

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.     

Albert Schweitzer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.     

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer