41 Inspiring Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer is a name that has become synonymous with great humanitarian work. The French theologian, philosopher, musician, and physician was born in Alsace-Lorraine on 14th January 1875. He studied music at the Conservatory of Strasbourg for two years before deciding to study theology at the University of Paris. In 1897 he moved to North Africa where he worked as a missionary doctor until 1913. Here are some Albert Schweitzer Quotes.

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

“If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

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

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

“Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.”

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”

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

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

“The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what’s good.”

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

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“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

“Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.”

“Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.”

“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.”

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

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

“The doctor of the future will be oneself.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.”

“Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will.”

Short Albert Schweitzer Quotes

“Every patient carries his or her own doctor inside.”

“Let your life be your argument.”

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

“To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”

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

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

“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”

Albert schweitzer quotes Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.
“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”

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

“An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances.”

“Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.”

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

“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”

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

“The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.”

“Aim for service and success will follow!”

“The great enemy of morality is indifference.”

“Constant Kindness can accomplish much.”

“Knowing all truth is less than doing a little bit of good.”

“Love is the only thing that increases twofold every time it is shared.”

“Your soul suffers if you live superficially.”

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