Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others it's the only thing.
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.
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.
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.
It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer.' That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color- blind.
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives
As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
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.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
The African is my brother-but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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