Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meandering in light . . .

Today is the birthday of Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. In 1952, Albert Schweitzer received the Nobel Peace Prize.

"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins." - Albert Schweitzer

"A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day." - Albert Schweitzer

"A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up." - Albert Schweitzer

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind." - Albert Schweitzer

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." - Albert Schweitzer

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer

"I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end." - Albert Schweitzer

"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it." - Albert Schweitzer

Schweitzer stamp image source (1)

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