Albert Schweitzer

1875 - 1965

A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on suffering and denial

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

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on schweitzer

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds is as something unfathomably mysterious,

thought begins.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on cats, refuge, truth, and music

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

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Albert Schweitzer

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on vegetarianism

The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on vegetarianism

It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed. It was once considered foolish to suppose that black men were really human beings and ought to be treated as such. What was once foolish has now become a recognized truth. Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on happiness

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 (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer

I am life which wills to live in the midst of life which wills to live.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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