Albert Schweitzer Quotes (130 quotes)
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Attributed. According to the article "Herman Cain: 'I Am the American Dream'" in Parade Magazine, Oct. 13, 1996, Herman Cain is the author of the quote.
As quoted in "The Quotable Cat: A Collection of Quotes, Facts, and Lore for Feline Fanciers" (Running PressBook Pub, 1992), p. 13. Probably apocryphal.
“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.”
As quoted in: Think, Volume 24 (1956), p. 15. Also in: Kulturpolitische Korrespondenz, Issues 257-272 (Ostdeutscher Kulturrat, 1976), p. 18
“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.”
Letter to a Japanese Animal Welfare Society (1961)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlbert Schweitzer
Born: January 14, 1875
Died: September 4, 1965 (aged 90)
Bio: Albert Schweitzer was a German and then French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. He was born in Kaysersberg in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire.
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