In his life Albert Schweitzer was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By Albert Schweitzer

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DOB
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18-01-1875
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4-09-1965
Apart from being a renowned German theologian and physician, Albert Schweitzer was also an empathetic soul since his childhood days. While he was in school, Albert would dress in simple clothes which belied his affluent status, so that his lesser privileged classmates would not feel inferior. Throughout his life, he dressed modestly and radio talk show host Jack Paar once recalled that Schweitzer would always be seen in a white pith helmet, white shirt, pants and black tie. Paar also added that the priest owned the same tie for as long as twenty years. When someone remarked that many people own more than dozen of neckties, Albert said, "For one neck?" The eminent physician is also remembered by many as the founder of the ‘Albert Schweitzer Hospital’ in Gabon, Africa. Some of the impoverished patients would apparently pick up chamber pots while leaving this health care hub and would use them as cooking utensils. Once during a train journey Albert’s co-passenger inquired about his profession. To this Schweitzer, the humble and funny egalitarian replied, “I supply Gabon with chamber pots.” It is also said that this personality resembled the renowned physicist Albert Einstein to a great extent and on more than one occasion, he was mistaken for the latter. During one such instance, two ladies approached him and enquired, "Have we the honor of speaking to Professor Einstein?" Schweitzer replied, "No unfortunately not, though I can quite understand your mistake, for he has the same kind of hair as I have." Pausing to rumple his hair this man continued, "But inside, my head is altogether different. However he is a very old friend of mine -- would you like me to give you his autograph?" Before the amused ladies could form a coherent reply, Albert took a paper slip from his pocket and signed, "Albert Einstein, by way of his friend, Albert Schweitzer."

The future of civilization depends on our overcoming the meaninglessness and hopelessness that characterizes the thoughts of men today.

- Albert Schweitzer

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

- Albert Schweitzer

A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.

- Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

- Albert Schweitzer

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

- Albert Schweitzer

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

- Albert Schweitzer

Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.

- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

- 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

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

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

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

- Albert Schweitzer

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.

- Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

- 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

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

- Albert Schweitzer

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

- Albert Schweitzer

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

- Albert Schweitzer

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