Albert Schweitzer Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Albert Schweitzer quotes and Albert Schweitzer sayings, and Albert Schweitzer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."

Albert Schweitzer

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing"

Albert Schweitzer

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals."

Albert Schweitzer

"Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

"I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

"To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. Its really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself."

Albert Schweitzer

"Do something wonderful. People may imitate it."

Albert Schweitzer

"Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar."

Albert Schweitzer

"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."

Albert Schweitzer

"I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

"Example is leadership."

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

"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

"Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth."

Albert Schweitzer

"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins."

Albert Schweitzer

"Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

"Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan."

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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