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Paul Tillich

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He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

The question our century puts before us is: is it possible to regain the lost dimension, the encounter with the Holy, the dimension which cuts through the world of subjectivity and objectivity and goes down to that which is not world but is the Mystery of the Ground of Being.

Paul Tillich

Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it.

Paul Tillich

If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song.

Paul Tillich

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.

Paul Tillich

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.

Paul Tillich

There is no love which does not become help.

Paul Tillich

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.

Paul Tillich

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.

Paul Tillich

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.

Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

Boredom is rage spread thin.

Paul Tillich

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Paul Tillich

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.

Paul Tillich

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.

Paul Tillich

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.

Paul Tillich

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.

Paul Tillich

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

Paul Tillich

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.

Paul Tillich

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.

Paul Tillich

Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.

Paul Tillich
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