Albert Schweitzer Top 10 Quotes

It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed. 
Albert Schweitzer (The Philosophy of Civilization, 1923)
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer (The Teaching of Reverence for Life, 1966)
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. 
Albert Schweitzer (Quoted in The Words of Albert Schweitzer, 1984)
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
Albert Schweitzer
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
Albert Schweitzer (Letter, 1961)
Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.
Albert Schweitzer (Quoted in The Words of Albert Schweitzer, 1984)
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer (The Philosophy of Civilization, 1923)
The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
Albert Schweitzer
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer (Interview with the Governor of Gabon, 1958)
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 (Quoted in The Words of Albert Schweitzer, 1984)
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Albert Schweitzer Biography

Born: January 14, 1875
Died: September 4, 1965

Albert Schweitzer was an German theologian and philosopher. He recieved the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952.

Notable Works

The Quest for the Historical Jesus (1906)
Memoirs of Childhood and Youth 
Out of My Life and Thought 

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