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Language... has created the word "loneliness"
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Sad Feeling-Down Being-Alone Solitude

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The first duty of love is to listen.
- 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

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

I don't feel restricted by the language:
I feel more free.
- Olivier Martinez

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity;
and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language,
nationality, or religion.
- John Comenius

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language,
as if movies were literature.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia.
The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims,
but it's also the language of the Hindus.
- Ismail Merchant

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

A different language is a different vision of life.
- Federico Fellini

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

Language is the armory of the human mind,
and at once contains the trophies of its past and the
weapons of its future conquests.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No statement about God is simply, literally true.
God is far more than can be measured,
described, defined in ordinary language,
or pinned down to any particular happening.
- David Edward Jenkins

Smiles are the language of love.
- David Hare

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon,
without significant analogue in the animal world.
- Noam Chomsky

I left my country because I was forced to,
and I do not think that I am going to lose my language
because I live in England.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction,
but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration
and a model for the beauty of language.
- Don DeLillo

I grew up in France, my first language was French,
and I tend to gravitate towards French cooking.
- Robert Stack

Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about
what goes on in language which is very far from the truth.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information.
Language or writing is a code.
- Clifford Geertz

Realistically, English is a universal language;
it's the number one language for music and for communicating
with the rest of the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics,
but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein


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