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About Albert Schweitzer
Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer was a Jack of all trades, having dabbled in multiple skills and professions and excelling in them. He was known for his work in theology, medicine, music, philosophy and writing.
As a theologian, he contributed to the Christological and historical views of Jesus as well as Pauline Christianity interpretations.
His music career involved playing the organ and studying the religious music of J.S. Bach.
He is also remembered for his establishment of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in present-day Gabon through which he did humanitarian work, caring for the sick as a doctor.
He was born to Adele Schillinger and Louis Schweitzer. He was married to Helene Bresslau, who assisted him in the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. They had only one child, Rhena Schweitzer Miller, who became a humanitarian activist.
He was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952.
He died on 4 September 1965.
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Famous quotes by Albert Schweitzer
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
Example is leadership.Albert Schweitzer
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.Albert Schweitzer
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.Albert Schweitzer
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.Albert Schweitzer
Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.Albert Schweitzer
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.Albert Schweitzer
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.Albert Schweitzer
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.Albert Schweitzer
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.Albert Schweitzer
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.Albert Schweitzer
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.Albert Schweitzer
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.Albert Schweitzer
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.Albert Schweitzer
F.A.Q. about Albert Schweitzer
When is his birthday?
Albert Schweitzer's birthday is on January 14, 1875.
In how many days is his birthday?
Albert's birthday is in 119 days
How old was Albert when he died?
He was 90 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 4, 1965.
How old would he be today?
Albert Schweitzer would be 146 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Albert from?
He was born in Kaysersberg, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany (now in Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France).
Albert Schweitzer's Popularity
Albert Schweitzer was a famous Alsatian physician, who was born on January 14, 1875. As a person born on this date, Albert Schweitzer is listed in our database as the 116th most popular celebrity for the day (January 14) and the 30th most popular for the year (1875).
People born on January 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Albert Schweitzer is the 2955th most popular Capricorn.
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