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

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

There is no love which does not become help.
- 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

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

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Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

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

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- 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

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

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

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

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

My life is for living, not for worry or doubt,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

When in doubt, take more time.
- John Zimmerman

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

I just did what I did and I still am.
It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime,
but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
- Robert Barnes

When in doubt, go for the dick joke.
- Robin Williams

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.
- Elbert Hubbard

How can a rabbi not live with doubt? The Bible itself is a book of doubt.
- Arthur Hertzberg

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

I used all that doubt as fuel for my own music,
fuel for my drive to succeed.
- Jody Watley

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt.
I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy,
not even mine.
- Bertrand Russell

A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make
you doubt your instincts.
- Omar Epps

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order
not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection,
criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel


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