Albert Schweitzer Quotations

-No one must shut his eyes and regard as non-existent the sufferings of which he spares himself the sight.

-Let no one regard as light the burden of his responsibility.

-Never for a moment do we lay aside our mistrust of the ideals established by society, and of the convictions which are kept by it in circulation. We always know that society is full of folly and will deceive us in the matter of humanity. It is an unreliable horse, and blind into the bargain. Woe to the driver if he falls asleep.

-To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

-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 have sought and found how to serve.

-In youthful idealism, man perceives the truth. In youthful idealism he possesses riches that should not be bartered for anything on earth.

-Do not lose heart even if you must wait a bit before finding the right thing. Be prepared for disappointment, also! But do not abandon the quest.

-Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

-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.

-Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder, in the shape of a leaf, the trembling of a tree.

-You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.

-Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

-Pessimism is depreciated will-to-live.

-Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.

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

-Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.
Albert Schweitzer