Albert Schweitzer Quotes (130 quotes)
“Those who thank God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.”
Reverence for Life (1969)
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
Variant translation: Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Kulturphilosophie (1923)
“Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing; do something for those who have need of a man's help, something for which you get no pay but privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers live here, too.”
Schweitzer: A Biography (JHU Press, 2000) by George N. Marshall and David Poling, p. 299, "Last Years and Controversy"
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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.