„Alles Denken, das in die Tiefe geht, endet in ethischer Mystik.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Aus meinem Leben und Denken. Leipzig: Meiner, 1931. S. 174

„So weiß auch keiner von uns, was er wirkt und was er Menschen gibt.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Aus meiner Kindheit und Jugendzeit (1924). München: Beck, 2006. S. 73. ISBN 978-3-406-52862-0,

„Es hat mich ergriffen, daß es für diesen Großen unter den geistig Schaffenden keine Arbeit gab, die er unter seiner Würde hielt, keine praktische Beschäftigung, von der er sagte, daß andere nach ihrer Gabe und Bestimmung sie besser tun könnten als er, sondern daß er darauf aus war, die Einheit seiner Persönlichkeit in dem Nebeneinander von praktischem Tun und geistigem Gestalten zu verwirklichen.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

über Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ansprache bei der Verleihung des Goethepreises der Stadt Frankfurt am 28. August 1928. In: Ders.: Goethe. Vier Reden, C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1950, S. 12 books.google https://books.google.de/books?hl=de&id=g8VOogBLmYYC&dq=%22Es+hat%22

„Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Variante: Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Citát „The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.“

„The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Variante: The tragedy in a man’s life is what dies inside of him while he lives.

„There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Variante: There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

„Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Variant translation: Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Variant translation: Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not ourselves find peace.
Kulturphilosophie (1923)

„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

Variante: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

„For in world- and life-affirmation and in ethics I carry out the will of the universal will-to-live which reveals itself in me. I live my life in God, in the mysterious divine personality which I do not know as such in the world, but only experience as mysterious Will within myself.
Rational thinking which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Kulturphilosophie (1923), Vol. 2 : Civilization and Ethics
Kontext: Affirmation of the world, which means affirmation of the will-to-live that manifests itself around me, is only possible if I devote myself to other life. From an inner necessity, I exert myself in producing values and practising ethics in the world and on the world even though I do not understand the meaning of the world. For in world- and life-affirmation and in ethics I carry out the will of the universal will-to-live which reveals itself in me. I live my life in God, in the mysterious divine personality which I do not know as such in the world, but only experience as mysterious Will within myself.
Rational thinking which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism. To relate oneself in the spirit of reverence for life to the multiform manifestations of the will-to-live which together constitute the world is ethical mysticism. All profound world-view is mysticism, the essence of which is just this: that out of my unsophisticated and naïve existence in the world there comes, as a result of thought about self and the world, spiritual self-devotion to the mysterious infinite Will which is continuously manifested in the universe.

„My life carries its own meaning in itself. This meaning lies in my living out the highest idea which shows itself in my will-to-live, the idea of reverence for life. With that for a starting-point I give value to my own life and to all the will-to-live which surrounds me, I persevere in activity, and I produce values.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Kulturphilosophie (1923), Vol. 2 : Civilization and Ethics
Kontext: Reverence for life, veneratio vitæ, is the most direct and at the same time the profoundest achievement of my will-to-live.
In reverence for life my knowledge passes into experience. The simple world- and life-affirmation which is within me just because I am will-to-live has, therefore, no need to enter into controversy with itself, if my will-to-live learns to think and yet does not understand the meaning of the world. In spite of the negative results of knowledge, I have to hold fast to world- and life-affirmation and deepen it. My life carries its own meaning in itself. This meaning lies in my living out the highest idea which shows itself in my will-to-live, the idea of reverence for life. With that for a starting-point I give value to my own life and to all the will-to-live which surrounds me, I persevere in activity, and I produce values.

„It belongs to the nature of mysticism that it is timeless and appeals to no other authority than that of the truth which it carries within it.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Quelle: Indian Thought And Its Development (1936), Ch. XVI : Looking Backward and Forward, p. 256
Kontext: We await the Indian thinker who will expound to us the mysticism of spiritual union with infinite Being as it is in itself, not as it is set down in the ancient texts or according to the meaning read into them by their interpreters.
It belongs to the nature of mysticism that it is timeless and appeals to no other authority than that of the truth which it carries within it.
The pathway from imperfect to perfect recognised truth leads through the valley of reality.

„It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for Life (1969)
Kontext: I do not want to frighten you by telling you about the temptations life will bring. Anyone who is healthy in spirit will overcome them. But there is something I want you to realize. It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do. If your soul is harmed, something irreparable happens, the extent of which you won't realize until it will be too late.

„Affirmation of the world, which means affirmation of the will-to-live that manifests itself around me, is only possible if I devote myself to other life.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Kulturphilosophie (1923), Vol. 2 : Civilization and Ethics
Kontext: Affirmation of the world, which means affirmation of the will-to-live that manifests itself around me, is only possible if I devote myself to other life. From an inner necessity, I exert myself in producing values and practising ethics in the world and on the world even though I do not understand the meaning of the world. For in world- and life-affirmation and in ethics I carry out the will of the universal will-to-live which reveals itself in me. I live my life in God, in the mysterious divine personality which I do not know as such in the world, but only experience as mysterious Will within myself.
Rational thinking which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism. To relate oneself in the spirit of reverence for life to the multiform manifestations of the will-to-live which together constitute the world is ethical mysticism. All profound world-view is mysticism, the essence of which is just this: that out of my unsophisticated and naïve existence in the world there comes, as a result of thought about self and the world, spiritual self-devotion to the mysterious infinite Will which is continuously manifested in the universe.

„Every world-view which fails to start from resignation in regard to knowledge is artificial and a mere fabrication, for it rests upon an inadmissible interpretation of the universe.“

—  Albert Schweitzer

Kulturphilosophie (1923), Vol. 2 : Civilization and Ethics
Kontext: Resignation as to knowledge of the world is for me not an irretrievable plunge into a scepticism which leaves us to drift about in life like a derelict vessel. I see in it that effort of honesty which we must venture to make in order to arrive at the serviceable world-view which hovers within sight. Every world-view which fails to start from resignation in regard to knowledge is artificial and a mere fabrication, for it rests upon an inadmissible interpretation of the universe.

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