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

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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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

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kathleen-o_neil added "Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."

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The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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The great fault of all ethics hitherto has been that they believed themselves to have to deal only with the relations of man to man. In reality, however, the question is what is his attitude to the world and all life that comes within his reach. A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, and that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. Only the universal ethic of the feeling of responsibility in an ever-widening sphere for all that livesonly that ethic can be founded in thought. The ethic of Reverence for Life, therefore, comprehends within itself everything that can be described as love, devotion, and sympathy whether in suffering, joy, or effort. Albert Schweitzer

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A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint. Albert Schweitzer

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. Albert Schweitzer

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Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. Albert Schweitzer

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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. Albert Schweitzer

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Example is leadership. Albert Schweitzer

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose. Albert Schweitzer

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

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The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. Albert Schweitzer

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Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much. Albert Schweitzer

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Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will -- his personal responsibility. Albert Schweitzer

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Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always. Albert Schweitzer

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

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. Albert Schweitzer

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Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation. Albert Schweitzer

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Physical misery is great everywhere out here [Africa]. Are we justified in shutting our eyes and ignoring it because our European newspapers tell us nothing about it? We civilised people have been spoilt. If any one of us is ill the doctor comes at once. Is an operation necessary, the door of some hospital or other opens to us immediately. But let every one reflect on the meaning of the fact that out here millions and millions live without help or hope of it. Every day thousands and thousands endure the most terrible sufferings, though medical science could avert them. Every day there prevails in many and many a far-off hut a despair which we could banish. Will each of my readers think what the last ten years of his family history would have been if they had been passed without medical or surgical help of any sort? It is time that we should wake from slumber and face our responsibilities! Albert Schweitzer

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kathleen-o_neil added "O heavenly Father, protect and bless all things that have breath; guard them from all evil, and let them sleep in peace."

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

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. Albert Schweitzer

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