Author: Albert Schweitzer

Brief Info: Alsatian theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician

Years Lived: 1875-1965

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Small and Obscure Deeds


Of all the will toward the ideal in mankind only a small part can manifest itself in public action. All the rest of this force must be content with small and obscure deeds. The sum of these, however, is a thousand times stronger than the acts of those who receive wide public recognition. The latter, compared to the former, are like the foam on the waves of a deep ocean.

From the book Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing

— 2002

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