Famous Quotes By Albert Schweitzer


  1. A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
  2. A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
  3. 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.
  4. By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
  5. By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
  6. Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
  7. Example is leadership.
  8. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
  9. I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
  13. Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
  14. Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
  15. 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.
  16. One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
  17. One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
  18. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
  19. 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.
  20. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
  21. The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
  22. The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
  23. There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
  24. Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
  25. Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

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