On Humanity

Posted by Tom Locke on September 12th, 2013 filed in Education, General, History, Life

Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant philosopher, musician, theologian and physician.

Public acknowledgment of his selfless commitment to humanity was bestowed upon him in 1952, when he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

The following three quotes from him  convey what he was all about:

  • There is no higher religion than human service.   To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
  • 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 the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.   The truly wise person is colorblind.


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