Albert Schweitzer Biography

Albert Schweitzer, Theologian
Occup.Theologian
FromGermany
SpouseHelene Bresslau
BornJanuary 14, 1875
Kaysersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany
DiedSeptember 4, 1965
Lambaréné, Gabon
CauseNatural Causes
Aged90 years
Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875, in Kaysersberg, a village near the border of Germany and France. He was elevated in a devout Lutheran household, as well as his daddy was a pastor. As a young kid, he displayed remarkable scholastic talent as well as was urged by his moms and dads to pursue college. In 1889, Albert as well as his family transferred to Mulhouse, where he participated in the Lycée Latin for 4 years prior to beginning his studies at the distinguished College of Strasbourg.

Schweitzer mastered his researches, making a doctorate in viewpoint in 1899 as well as a degree in faith in 1900. He was an achieved organist as well as established a deep love for the songs of Johann Sebastian Bach, leading him to writer a publication about Bach's songs. In 1905, he wed his childhood pal Helene Bresslau, that shared his passion for altruistic job. Together, they decided to commit their lives to the solution of others.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Schweitzer really felt a strong calling towards missionary job. While getting ready for a profession as a priest, he discovered an appeal from the Paris Missionary Culture that would change his life. They were looking for a clinical physician to operate in a remote medical facility in what is currently Gabon, West Africa. Schweitzer made the strong decision to research medicine, feeling it was the very best method he could offer the people of Africa. He enlisted in clinical college and earned his level in 1913.

In 1913, Albert Schweitzer and his partner, Helene, got here in the French colony of Gabon to develop a medical facility in the village of Lambaréné. They encountered countless difficulties, including restricted resources and also exotic conditions, but had the ability to supply much-needed medical care to hundreds of clients. During World War I, the Schweitzers were interned by the French government as a result of their German citizenship, but they resumed their work in Lambaréné after the battle.

In the complying with years, Schweitzer's popularity as an altruistic grew, and he was awarded the Nobel Tranquility Prize in 1952. He utilized the prize money to expand the medical facility in Lambaréné, including a leper nest to offer specific look after patients struggling with leprosy.

Throughout his life, Schweitzer was a supporter for globe tranquility, animal welfare, as well as environmental protection. He spoke out against nuclear proliferation in the post-World Battle II age as well as emphasized the need for individuals to show concern and compassion in the direction of all living animals. His ideology of "Respect forever" motivated many people around the globe to follow in his footprints.

Albert Schweitzer proceeded his work in Lambaréné up until his fatality on September 4, 1965. His devotion to the betterment of mankind left an extensive global effect, as well as his legacy continues to inspire brand-new generations of goods samaritan, musicians, theologians, and also doctor.

Our collection contains 60 quotes who is written / told by Albert, under the main topic Happiness.

Related authors: Jean-Paul Sartre (Philosopher), Sebastian Bach (Musician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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60 Famous quotes by Albert Schweitzer

Small: At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause t
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us"
Small: In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet
"In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet"
Small: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory"
Small: Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with
"Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion"
Small: Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as
"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"
Small: We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness
"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness"
Small: A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, a
"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives"
Small: Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation
"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation"
Small: Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf"
Small: The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings
"The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings"
Small: Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept hi
"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"
Small: Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight"
Small: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, y
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful"
Small: 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"
Small: An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stopligh
"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"
Small: My life is my argument
"My life is my argument"
Small: Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid
"Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid"
Small: Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan
"Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan"
Small: Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied
"Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed"
Small: Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mis
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate"
Small: Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embrac
"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind"
Small: By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive
"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive"
Small: By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reveren
"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive"
Small: Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth
"Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true"
Small: Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality
"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality"
Small: Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life
"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life"
Small: Do something wonderful, people may imitate it
"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it"
Small: The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries
"The African is my brother but he is my younger brother by several centuries"
Small: Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth
"Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth"
Small: The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as i
"The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is"
Small: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve
"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve"
Small: In everyones life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter w
"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"
Small: The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it and so in gre
"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character"
Small: The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up
"The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up"
Small: The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come al
"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"
Small: As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably myster
"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins"
Small: Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace"
Small: Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always"
Small: A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his f
"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, 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"
Small: A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint
"A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint"
Small: A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again th
"A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day"
Small: A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up
"A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up"
Small: Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others.
"Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world"
Small: Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him
"Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him"
Small: We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stran
"We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger"
Small: Example is leadership
"Example is leadership"
Small: If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life
"If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life"
Small: I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had bee
"I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words"
Small: I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of m
"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"
Small: I dont know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really
"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"
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