Albert Einstein quotes

Born
14 January 1875 Kaysersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France).

Died
4 September 1965.

Occupation
Theologian, organist, philosopher, physician.

Albert Schweitzer was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the German province of Alsace-Lorraine and although that region had been integrated into the German Empire four years earlier, and remained a German province until 1918, he considered himself French and wrote mostly in German.

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.
– 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
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
– Albert Schweitzer
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
– Albert Schweitzer
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
– Albert Schweitzer
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
– 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 colorblind.
– Albert Schweitzer
My life is my argument.
– Albert Schweitzer
By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
– Albert Schweitzer
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
– Albert Schweitzer
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
– Albert Schweitzer
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
– Albert Schweitzer
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
– Albert Schweitzer
I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
– Albert Schweitzer
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
– Albert Schweitzer
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
– Albert Schweitzer
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
– Albert Schweitzer
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
– Albert Schweitzer
Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
– Albert Schweitzer
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
Serious illness doesn’t bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
– Albert Schweitzer
Example is leadership.
– Albert Schweitzer
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
– Albert Schweitzer
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
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.
– Albert Schweitzer
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
– Albert Schweitzer
A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
– 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
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
– Albert Schweitzer
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
– Albert Schweitzer
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
– Albert Schweitzer
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
– Albert Schweitzer
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
– Albert Schweitzer