Paul Tillich quotes

 quotes - The first duty of love is to listen. Share

“The first duty of love is to listen.”

— Paul Tillich

 quotes - Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Share

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

— Paul Tillich

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

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

— Paul Tillich

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“Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.”

— 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

“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

“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

“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

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

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

“Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.”

— 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

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

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

“The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.”

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

“Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.”

— Paul Tillich

“Boredom is rage spread thin.”

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

“There is no love which does not become help.”

— Paul Tillich

“Astonishment is the root of philosophy.”

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich

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

— Paul Tillich
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