"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Albert Schweitzer on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Albert Schweitzer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Albert Schweitzer on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Albert Schweitzer on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Albert Schweitzer on Ernest Hemingway
"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."