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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses 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

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

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

There is no love which does not become help.
- 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

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

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

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

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 ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe in preventing cruelty to all living beings in any form.
- Morarji Desai

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with
respect to poor Scotland,
is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and
cruelty with which they speak of others.
- Edward Irving

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty,
I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- James Anthony Froude

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural,
but it's not acceptable.
- Jodie Foster

I think he is an extremely accessible character.
In Data there is no potential for cruelty.
- Brent Spiner

World's use is cold, world's love is vain,
world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their
cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear -
and they should be afraid,
because freedom is on the march.
- George W. Bush

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong
that we have the power to stop,
and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
- Anna Sewell

Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic:
the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums;
are,
wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.
- John Grierson

I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo
and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq.
- Clare Short

Idle people are often bored and bored people,
unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great
preoccupations in our time.
- Renata Adler

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world
war both have their start in the heated brain.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce
on the grounds of cruelty,
adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.
- Samuel Butler

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind -
it is only the difference in the victim.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed.
- Morarji Desai

It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will
not make us humane but cruel;
that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual
condition will make us consent to it.
- Lionel Trilling

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's
so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to -
or can't -
join the Big Parade.
- Bette Midler

Love has its place, as does hate.
Peace has its place, as does war.
Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.
- Meir Kahane

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature,
is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these,
thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell.
- Francois Mauriac

The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to
cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol.
- Pamela Anderson

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
- Thomas Fuller

In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable
acts of cruelty against one another.
- J. William Fulbright

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for
their enormous and unconscious cruelty.
- Zora Neale Hurston

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than
to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
- Leon Trotsky

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate,
cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those
around you to do the same.
- Bea Arthur

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had
to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness
or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
- Joan D. Vinge

Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well,
which would have passed unnoticed a century ago,
now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.
- Elihu Root

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty;
but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty
would be an ignorant unkindness.
- George Eliot

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
- Phaedrus

Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of
cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to
human suffering as a fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.
They never feel that it is an injustice to equals;
nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'm very touched on a deep level by cruelty to animals.
- Ali MacGraw

There's a certain edge about cruelty.
If you're honest about it, most people wince,
but say it had to be said.
- Pete Waterman

Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society;
and we can't get out of it if we would.
- Thomas Hardy

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists.
That is why they invented Hell.
- Bertrand Russell

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.
- Rue McClanahan

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our
century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery,
that of the unborn.
- Pope John Paul II

Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty,
stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose
her as a friend than as a foe.
- William E. Gladstone

War is cruelty.
There is no use trying to reform it.
The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.
- Anthony Blunt

Nothing in the nature around us is evil.
This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways
of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the
supposed cruelty of nature.
- John Berger


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