Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer


Author Profession: Religion & Spirituality, Biblical Criticism, History
Born: January 14, 1875
Died: September 04, 1965
Birth Sign: Capricorn


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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.

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

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.

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.

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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

Example is leadership.

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

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

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

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

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

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

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

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

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

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.

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.

The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.

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