Quotes of Theologians

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Saint Augustine
Algerian Philosopher, Theologian, Saint
Thursday 13 November 354 A.D. - Thursday 28 August 430 A.D.
Albert Schweitzer
German Philosopher, Theologian
Thursday 14 January 1875 - Saturday 4 September 1965
Thomas Aquinas
Italian Philosopher, Theologian, Saint
1225 - 1274
C. S. Lewis
British Theologian, Novelist, Critic, Poet, Author
Tuesday 29 November 1898 - Friday 22 November 1963
Desiderius Erasmus
Dutch Philosopher, Theologian, Critic
Friday 26 October 1466 - Sunday 12 July 1536
William Ellery Channing
American Writer, Theologian
Friday 7 April 1780 - Sunday 2 October 1842
Joseph Butler
English Philosopher, Theologian, Clergyman
Sunday 18 May 1692 - Friday 16 June 1752
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
English Theologian
Sunday 13 April 1828 - Saturday 21 December 1889
Johann Kaspar Lavater
German Theologian, Poet
Wednesday 15 November 1741 - Friday 2 January 1801
Adam Clarke
British Theologian, Scholar
1760 - 1832
Charles Hodge
American Theologian
1797 - 1878
Johannes Tauler
German Theologian
1300 - 1361
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: life, some, time, inner, fire, goes, burst, flame, encounter, another, human, being, all, thankful, people, rekindle, spirit
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Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: life, becomes, harder, live, also, richer, happier
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: times, own, light, goes, rekindled, spark, another, person, each, cause, think, deep, gratitude, lighted, flame, within
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Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: let, Sunday, taken, soul, becomes, orphan
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Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: happiness, nothing, more, good, health, bad, memory
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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: one, gains, strength, overcoming, obstacles, possesses, overcome, adversity
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: know, destiny, will, one, thing, ones, really, happy, sought, found, serve
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: sometimes, light, goes, blown, flame, another, human, being, each, owes, deepest, thanks, rekindled
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An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: optimist, person, sees, green, light, everywhere, while, pessimist, red, stoplight, truly, wise
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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: constant, kindness, accomplish, sun, makes, ice, melt, causes, misunderstanding, mistrust, hostility, evaporate
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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: two, means, refuge, miseries, life, music, cats
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The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: true, worth, man, found, colours, textures, come, alive
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A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: man, ethical, life, sacred, plants, animals, fellow, men, devotes, helpfully, all, need, help
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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: proposes, good, must, expect, people, roll, Stones, way, accept, lot, calmly
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: man, does, each, day, sleep, night, again, next
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A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: man, does, angel, order, saint
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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: man, truly, ethical, obeys, compulsion, help, all, life, able, assist, shrinks, injuring, anything, lives
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The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: willow, bends, tempest, often, escapes, better, oak, resists, great, calamities, sometimes, happens, light, frivolous, spirits, recover, elasticity, presence, mind, sooner, loftier, character
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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.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: having, reverence, life, enter, spiritual, relation, world, practicing, become, good, deep, alive
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Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.

Albert Schweitzer

Words: day, weigh, granted, spirit, world, denied, Jesus, thought, especially, deed
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