Favorite Quotations ~† Albert Schweitzer Tao of Leadership

"There is no higher religion that human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed." ~ Albert Schweitzer

You must give time to your fellow men even if it's a little thing, do something for others something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.

To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.

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.

Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.

I am life which wills to live in the midst of life which wills to live.

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who rekindled this light.

Happiness? Thatís nothing more than health and a poor memory.

To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will to live.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It's the only thing.

It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will -- his personal responsibility.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind.

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.

What we call love is in its essence reverence for life.

The result of the voyage does not depend on the speed of the ship, but on whether or not it keeps a true course.