Albert Schweitzer 1

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

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

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

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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.
Albert Schweitzer

Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

Serious illness doesn’t bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
Albert Schweitzer

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.
Albert Schweitzer

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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