Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes our light goes out

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.

~ Albert Schweitzer

Against the light of God's goodness

Your life is something opaque, not transparent, as long as you look at it in an ordinary human way. But if you hold it up against the light of God's goodness, it shines and turns transparent, radiant and bright. And then you ask yourself in amazement: Is this really my own life I see before me?

~ Albert Schweitzer

The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe

The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good.

~ Albert Schweitzer, thanks to Liz Stewart

Those who have sought and found how to serve

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

~ Albert Schweitzer

All work that is worth anything is done in faith

No ray of sunshine is ever lost,
but the green which it awakens
into existence
needs time to sprout,
and it is not always granted
for the sower to see the harvest.
.
All work that is worth anything is done
in faith.

~ Albert Schweitzer

We are One with all life

We are One with all life that is in nature.
We can no longer live for ourselves alone.

~ Albert Schweitzer

Your soul suffers if you live superficially.

You know of the disease called sleeping sickness. There also exists a sleeping sickness of the soul. Its most dangerous aspect is that one is unaware of its coming. That is why you have to be careful. As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of longing, of enthusiasm and zest, take it as a warning: your soul suffers if you live superficially.
~ Albert Schweitzer
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