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Astonishment is the root of philosophy. ...
by Paul Tillich

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- 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

There is no love which does not become help.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- Paul Tillich

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- Paul Tillich

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

The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

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

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- 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 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

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

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

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have
gotten over my initial astonishment.
As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where
I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger

If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment.
- Harry Banks

I find to my mixed astonishment that I do dream,
but I didn't know it.
- Theodore Sturgeon

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the
point of greatest astonishment.
- Celia Green

The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of
Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope.
- Max Lerner

Explanation separates us from astonishment,
which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.
- Eugene Ionesco

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
- Ellis Peters

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time,
exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
I recognized a picture of it immediately,
without hesitation and astonishment,
in an illustrated magazine.
- Pierre Loti

I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats,
and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold,
and then had the windows widely opened.
This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first;
for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air.
- George Combe

I must be informed, that one of my great duties was,
to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt,
to my utter astonishment and horror,
was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them.
- Maria Monk

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow,
for the root of all grief is attachment.
Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
- Chanakya

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
- Carl Sandburg

The lack of money is the root of all evil.
- Mark Twain

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being.
Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
- Carl Jung

When we root-root-root for the home team,
we're rooting for our home as much as the team.
- Richard Roeper

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because
the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.
- William Wordsworth

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine
growth in the individual.
- Samuel Smiles

The belief that there is only one truth,
and that oneself is in possession of it,
is the root of all evil in the world.
- Max Born

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality,
for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
- Miguel de Unamuno

I always root for the defense.
- Wellington Mara

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits,
but not when it misses.
- Francis Bacon

I feel like I'm a fighter.
I've fought my whole life to get to where I'm at.
I like fight movies.
When someone gets knocked down, I like to root for him to succeed.
- Rick Schroder

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all
the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a
useful root that we cannot get on without it any more
than we can without potatoes.
- Louisa May Alcott

Idleness among children, as among men,
is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil
more certain than ill temper.
- Hannah More

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.
Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

You fall into my arms.
You are the good gift of destruction's path,
When life sickens more than disease.
And boldness is the root of beauty.
Which draws us together.
- Boris Pasternak

Communism feeds on aggression, hatred,
and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls.
This shall not take root in the United States.
- Emanuel Celler

The Government are very keen on amassing statistics -
they collect them,
add them, raise them to the nth power,
take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams.
- Josiah Stamp

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue,
where patience, honor, sweet humility,
and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
- David Mallet

The theme is the theme of humiliation,
which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the
freedom from humiliation,
and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
- Carson McCullers

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
- Simone Weil

Ideas are the root of creation.
- Ernest Dimnet


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