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Albert Schweitzer

1875-1965. German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

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

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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.

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

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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.''

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

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

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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.

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

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Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.

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

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