Albert Schweitzer Quotes

From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

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

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.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.

Albert Schweitzer

From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.

Albert Schweitzer

The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics

Albert Schweitzer

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