Who said it?…”The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant philosopher, musician, theologian and physician. He was born in 1875 in Alsace, Germany. In his early 20’s, Schweitzer devoted his life to science, music and preaching. In his early 30’s, he had gained an international reputation in all of these areas. His next inspiration was to become a medical missionary. After six years of study, he built his own hospital in Africa. Later, he set up a leper colony. The world finally rewarded his efforts in 1952 , when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.