Sunday, 15 July 2012

Time For Albert Schweitzer Quotes

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

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

"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it." Albert Schweitzer

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

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." Albert Schweitzer

"A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German and then French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. He was born in Kaysersberg in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at his time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. He depicted Jesus as one who literally believed the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime and believed himself to be a world savior. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life".
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"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." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life." Albert Schweitzer

"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive." Albert Schweitzer

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

"My life is my argument." Albert Schweitzer

"The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries." Albert Schweitzer

"Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile." Albert Schweitzer

"The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up." Albert Schweitzer

"Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

"Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan." 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 highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality." 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

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

"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation." Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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