Albert Schweitzer

1875 - 1965

A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on earth, life, neighbors, and pain

Today . . . we know that all living beings who strive to maintain life and who long to be spared pain - all living beings on earth - are our neighbors.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on blindness, colors, optimism, and pessimism

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on wonder and world

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world any more. There is always something to make you wonder, in the shape of a leaf, the trembling of a tree.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on effort, ethics, rest, and struggle

A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. When the geese started to resume their flight, this one tried frantically, but vainly, to lift itself into the air. The others, observing his struggles, flew about in obvious efforts to encourage him; but it was no use. Thereupon, the entire flock settled back on the pond and waited, even though the urge to go on was strong within them. For several days they waited until the damaged feather had grown sufficiently to permit the goose to fly. Meanwhile, the unethical gardener, having been converted by the ethical geese, gladly watched them as they finally rose together and all resumed their long flight.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on destiny and happiness

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 have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on leadership

Example is leadership.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. 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 idealism, truth, wealth, and youth

It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on life, people, spirit, thankfulness, and time

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 (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on danger, ideas, and life

Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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