Quotes by Albert Schweitzer (Theologian/German).

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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.
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The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
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I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
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My life is my argument.
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Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
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Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
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The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
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Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
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Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
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Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
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If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.
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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
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I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
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Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.
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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.
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Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
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Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
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The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
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Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
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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.
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Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
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Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
• Albert Schweitzer

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