Albert Schweitzer's Leadership for Life

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Who is Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer, M.D., OM, (January 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965) was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaisersberg in Alsace-Lorraine, a bilingual Romano-Germanic region which Germany returned to France after World War I. Schweitzer gained prominence as a musical scholar and organist, with theological insight, he interpreted the use of pictorial and symbolical representation in J. S. Bach’s religious music. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life,” expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa.
Dr. Schweitzer was passionate about young people and their future leadership roles and serving mankind. His message for youth –“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.”



 

“Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.”
~Albert Schweitzer