Albert Schweitzer Quotes (130 quotes)
“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.”
An anthology (1956 edition)
“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
“As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.”
Albert Schweitzer (1985 edition), Creative Company - ISBN: 9780886820138
If you know some quotes that would be a good fit here, send us a note!
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.
Quote of the day
“It is fashionable to wax apocalyptic about the threat to humanity posed by the AIDS virus, mad cow disease, and many others, but I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.”