Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German medical missionary, theologian, musician, philosopher

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The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others. - Albert Schweitzer


Ideals are thoughts. So long as they exist merely as thoughts, the power in them remains ineffective. - 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


I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. - Albert Schweitzer


Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer


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


Judging by what I have learned about men and women, I am convinced that far more idealistic aspiration exists than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are much less numerous than the underground streams, so the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what men and women carry in their hearts, unreleased or scarcely released. Mankind is waiting and longing for those who can accomplish the task of untying what is knotted and bringing the underground waters to the surface. - Albert Schweitzer


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