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Albert Schweitzer Quotes

26 Albert Schweitzer quotes:

"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for t"
"To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic"
"The only progress that knowledge allows is in enabling us to describe more and more in detail the world we see and its evolution. What matters in a world-view is to grasp the meaning and purpose of everything, and that we cannot do."
"It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man."
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"As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious."
"Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose"
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"Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them"
"Through the power which we win over the forces of nature we get also a gruesome kind of power over our fellow human beings. - Out of My Life and Thoughts."
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"An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances"
"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - The Philosophy of Civilization."
"Our civilization lacks humane feeling. We are humans who are insufficiently humane! We must realize that and seek to find a new spirit. We have lost the sight of this ideal because we are solely occupied with thoughts of men instead of remembering th"
"Man's ethics must not end with man, but should extend to the universe. He must regain the consciousness of the great Chain of Life from which he cannot be separated. He must understand that all creation has its value... Life should only be negated wh"
"The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others."
"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"
"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"
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"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it's the only thing"
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"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing."
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"Knowing all truth is less than doing a little bit of good"
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"Happiness? That's nothing more than a good health and a poor memory."
"Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory."

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