Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer Quotes :

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

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

“In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”

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

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

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”

“A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.”

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

“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.”

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

“Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.”

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”

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

“A man does not have to be an angel to be a saint.”

“Example is leadership.”

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

“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.”

“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats.”

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

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.”

“Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.”

“To think out in every implication the ethic of love for all creation… this is the difficult task which confronts our age.”

“Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.”

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”

“Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness, power to forgive.”

“Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others.”

“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.”

“A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

“Seek always to do some good, somewhere.”

“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him.”

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

“The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it.”

“My life is my argument.”

“He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.”

“Let your life be your argument.”

“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action.”


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