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

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

There is no love which does not become help.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel


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