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Albert Schweitzer
January 14, 1875 - September 4, 1965
Nationality: German
Category: Theologian
Subcategory: German Theologian

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


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


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


Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.


Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.


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.


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.


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


Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.


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


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.


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


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


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


Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.


Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.


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


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


I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.


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


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