Albert Schweitzer

Albert
Schweitzer
1875
1965

German Theologian, Musician, Missionary, Philosopher

Author Quotes

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Happiness! That's nothing more than good health and a poor memory.

He who loses his life shall find it.

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose... The tragedy of man is what dies inside himself while he still lives.

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.

Martyrdom has always been a proof of intensity, never the correctness of a belief.

Only by means of reverence for life can we establish a spiritual and human relationship with both people and all living creatures within our reach.

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, to harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world - that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all round me - is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.

The soul is the sense of something higher than ourselves, something that stirs in us thoughts, hopes, and aspirations which go out to the world of goodness, truth and beauty.

To think out in every implication the ethic of love for all creation - this is the difficult task which confronts our age.

We all have to struggle to be willing to become truly peaceful.

Author Picture
First Name
Albert
Last Name
Schweitzer
Birth Date
1875
Death Date
1965
Bio

German Theologian, Musician, Missionary, Philosopher