Albert Schweitzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

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.
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

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
Albert Schweitzer

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Albert Schweitzer

Example is leadership.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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.
Albert Schweitzer

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but 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

Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.
Albert Schweitzer

The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.
Albert Schweitzer

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… the truly wise person is colorblind.
Albert Schweitzer

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
Albert Schweitzer

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