Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer was born in Germany and wrote most of his work in French. He disagreed with and questioned the secular views of Jesus, which was popular among certain schools of that age. He also questioned the traditional Christian views. His philosophy of Reverence for life gained much appreciation and he won the Nobel peace prize during the year 1952.

1. Failure

In the hopes of reaching
"In the hopes of reaching the moon, we fail to see the flowers that blossom at our feet."

2. Work

But you must do
"But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere."

3. Conscience

The quoet conscience
"The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil."

4. Knowledge

As we acquire
"As we acquire knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious."

5. Tragedy of Life

The tragedy
"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."

6. Gratitude

HE who does not
"He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself."

7. Attitude

MAn is like clever
"Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile."

8. Loneliness

We are all so much
"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness."

9. Life

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

10. About Thinking

Think occasionally of the
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."


He believed that this concept is the result of our keen observation about what is happening around us. He is the founder of the famous hospital called the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon. There is an Albert Schweitzer peace prize for those who make remarkable contributions in the field of humanity.

Passion is doing something with an intense desire to succeed. Albert Schweitzer's quotes about success is wonderful. Because he says that we should not find happiness in success. Success should be the result of happiness. Whatever we do with happiness will succeed in the fullness of time.

We always encounter a situation when our enthusiasm within us dies out. At that time, we usually seek the help of others to bring us back to the spirits. We can perform well when we are in high spirits. We should always remember with gratitude such people who helped us to restore the spirit in us. He also says that we should be thankful to those who enlighten our spirits when we are downhearted or dispirited.

We often abuse people with poor memory. But I would say that the people with poor memory are blessed with a pure heart. The reason being they have the heart to pardon those who have sinned against them. Only a pure heart can forgive others. That is the ultimate way to be happy. Intelligent people like Albert Schweitzer has also shared the same opinion about the way to be happy. He says that the best way to be happy is to have a good health and a poor memory.

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