Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend
by Reinhold Niebuhr

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend
the inheritance of a civilization,
however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may
result in consequences even worse than war.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice.
It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

 

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete
sense in any immediate context of history;
therefore we must be saved by faith.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Life is a battle between faith and reason in which
each feeds upon the other,
drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracies are indeed slow to make war,
but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally
slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable,
rather than a vindictive, peace.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment
of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate
substitute for self mastery.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted;
and pure love without power is destroyed.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but
to the collective behavior of humanity.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers
and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism
of the one matched with the cynicism of the other.
That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things which should be changed
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise
the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for
peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
- Aly Khan

After a century of striving, after a year of debate,
after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise.
It is the law of the land.
- Barack Obama

Historic changes and challenges.
Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity.
And yet, for vast numbers across the globe,
the daily realities have not altered.
- Abdallah II

Many great horror stories are period pieces and English
actors have a facility for historic characters.
- Robert Englund

The U.S.
should support the historic Gaza withdrawal as a first
step toward a final settlement:
a permanent Palestinian state in Gaza and nearly all of the West Bank.
- Lee H. Hamilton

It's not just a hurricane.
It's the demand for gas in China...
We're paying $3 a gallon, and the oil companies are
making historic profits every quarter.
- Ron Klein

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

Palestine is our unforgettable historic home.
The very name would be a force of marvelous potency
for summoning our people together.
- Theodor Herzl

People understand we're on the doorstep of doing something
really historic that will help the American people
and strengthen our country for the long run.
- David Axelrod

This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime,
no question about it.
These are justices who are going to serve for decades.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

This is a historic moment in global public health,
demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic
laboratory in which he explores his basic question:
What is human existence?
- Milan Kundera

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole,
may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -
in nature,
in society, in man himself.
- Leon Trotsky

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of
our historic society seems to me the equivalent of
closing male eyes to female facts.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

Last year in a historic move, the state of New York
passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard.
- Ed Markey

This republic represents the greatest basis for that
universal socialist order,
the creation of which is at the present time the historic
task of the International Proletariat.
- Karl Liebknecht

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Now, 0 for 50 would be a historic achievement on any other team,
but on the Cubs it is usually called September.
- Bernie Lincicome

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter
has its electric power guaranteed without deficit.
This is a historic achievement.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that
the master makes the school;
the students make it!
- Robert Musil

American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

I listen to archival and historic recordings.
I love watching singers.
I learned a lot from watching videos.
- Renee Fleming

If I can generate enough income, I'd like to get a castle,
a historic castle that I can restore.
- Henry Thomas

Get it out of your historic head.
- Imogen Cunningham

I had been an eyewitness to a truly historic moment in American pop culture.
- Jean Shepherd

Let's use the energy of this historic year to propel
us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston.
- Thomas Menino

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy,
we also celebrate a man of strong character,
deep conviction, unforgettable charm,
and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment
and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
- John Boehner

I don't have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic.
- Fiona Apple

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia,
and that's my hobby.
And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.
- Eric Bana

We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus
of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land,
I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The consequence of Mr. Bush's and Blair's historic
lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction,
is that everything is being doubted.
- Walid Jumblatt

I'm living out a childhood fantasy.
Our house is in a historic district of a small town
that I used to read about in storybooks.
- Patty Duke

We in Illinois are very fortunate to have a number
of historic structures that have added immeasurably
to the cultural life of the state,
to the tourism industry of the state which by the way
is our number one industry.
- James R. Thompson

With the recent news that the State of Florida has
agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S.
Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our
larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida.
This too will not come without difficult challenges,
but it reminds us that anything is possible.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic
world event in the strictest sense:
the impact,
the explosion, the slow collapse - a gruesome reality
literally took place in front of a global public.
- Jurgen Habermas

By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society,
I have no doubt that an historic compromise between
Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail.
- Natan Sharansky

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand.
I believe this position is wrong in principle and out
of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment
to protecting the powerless.
- Robert Casey

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate,
having historic conservation levels.
The only people not doing their part is the federal
government that is siding with the energy companies
against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis

For the Archivist, this role is a result of his obligation
to preserve and assure timely and maximum access to
our governmental records in the evolving historic saga of the American people.
- Allen Weinstein

People in millenniums ahead will know what we were
like in the 1930's and the thing that,
the important major things that shaped our history at that time.
This is as important for historic reasons as any other.
- Gordon Parks

I told them how excited I would be to go into space
and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight,
and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the
men had landed safely on the moon,
and how jealous I was of those men.
- Christa McAuliffe

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists.
Despite all differences and nuances among us,
we consider the founding of the State a historic change.
We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: There are historic situations in which refusal to defend by Reinhold Niebuhr.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.