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Famous Albert Schweitzer Quotes

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On Life:

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.

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

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

My life is my argument.

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will to live.

Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.

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

Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.

On Happiness:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

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

On Success:

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

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

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

On Optimism:

Our degeneration, when it is traced back to its origin in our view of the world really consists in the fact that true optimism has vanished unperceived from our midst.

On Knowledge:

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.