"One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Albert Schweitzer on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Albert Schweitzer on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Albert Schweitzer on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Albert Schweitzer on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Albert Schweitzer on Thomas Jefferson
"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me."
"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals."
"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."
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
"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."