Best Quotes by Paul Tillich (Top 10)

  1. Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
  2. 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.
  3. The first duty of love is to listen.
  4. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
  5. Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.
  6. In this respect fundamentalism has demonic traits. It destroys the humble honesty of the search for truth, it splits the conscience of its thoughtful adherents, and it makes them fanatical because they are forced to suppress elements of truth of which they are dimly aware
  7. Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
  8. He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
  9. The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character of all life, is "ambiguity": the inseparable mixture of good and evil, the true and false, the creative and destructive forces-both individual and social.
  10. 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.

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