Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

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

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

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

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

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

the tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives.

Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.

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

Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them.

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

Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind.

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

The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.