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Albert Schweitzer quotes

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

My life is my argument.

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

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.

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.

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.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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

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

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

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

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.

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

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.

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 will have sought and found how to serve.

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.

The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.

A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.