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Quotes of the Day for 14 January 2001 – Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was born on this day in 1875 at Kayersberg in Upper Alsace. (Alsace lies between France and Germany and is ruled by whoever won the last war. In 1875 it was Germany, now it is France.) A pastor, philosopher, musician, and physician missionary, Dr Schweitzer lived 90 years and saved countless lives. Today we have a few comments he made along the way.

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The quotes:

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.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it's the only thing.

As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
     - All today's quotes are from Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965

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