"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."
"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins."
"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."
"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."
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
"Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid."
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
Though history remembers Albert Schweitzer mostly for his work in building hospitals in Gabon in Africa and for winning the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize - there is much more to his story. Alsatian born, he was an accomplished musician and both a theologic and medical scholar. He was also a renowned author having written on such diverse subjects as organ construction and the life and philosophy of Jesus. His accomplishments would be enough for several lifetimes. To read more of this remarkable man, click the picture above and you can read a detailed biography.