Who on Earth is Albert Schweitzer?

Albert Schweitzer was a German doctor and philanthropist.

Books by Albert Schweitzer

Quotes by Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“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.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Example is leadership.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Grow into your ideals, so that life can never rob you of them.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

Albert Schweitzer

“I decided that I would make my life my argument.”

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“If you love something so much – let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn’t it never was.”

Albert Schweitzer

“In case my life should end with cannibals, I hope they will write on my tombstone: “We have eaten Dr Schweitzer. He was good to the end.”

Albert Schweitzer

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”

Albert Schweitzer

“It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed.”

Albert Schweitzer

“It’s not enough merely to exist. Every man has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to realize his own true worth.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.”

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.”

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“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

“The most important thing in education is to make young people think for themselves.”

Albert Schweitzer

“The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.”

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.”

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

“To the man who is truly ethical all life is sacred, including that which from the human point of view seems lower on the scale.”

Albert Schweitzer

“True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.”

Albert Schweitzer