Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul's mysticism of "being in Christ" as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hos... More

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Albert Schweitzer #Happiness #Love #Success

Photo of 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 #Respect

Photo of Albert Schweitzer By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
Albert Schweitzer #Faith

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
Albert Schweitzer #Great

Photo of Albert Schweitzer The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Albert Schweitzer #Good #Happiness #Health

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer #Good

Photo of 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 #Good

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Albert Schweitzer #Great #Success

Photo of Albert Schweitzer A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer #Leadership

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Example is leadership.
Albert Schweitzer #Life #Music #Pet

Photo of Albert Schweitzer There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer #Nature

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
Albert Schweitzer #Time #Truth

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
Albert Schweitzer #Experience

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
Albert Schweitzer #Good

Photo of 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 #Life

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer #Life

Photo of Albert Schweitzer The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer #Friendship #Life #Thankful #Time

Photo of 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 #Time

Photo of Albert Schweitzer 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. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
Albert Schweitzer #Peace

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer #Thankful

Photo of Albert Schweitzer Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer #Work

Photo of 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 #History #Truth

Photo of Albert Schweitzer One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
Albert Schweitzer #Great #Success

Photo of Albert Schweitzer The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer #Men

Photo of Albert Schweitzer 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.
Albert Schweitzer #Strength

Photo of Albert Schweitzer One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.