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Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed
by Paul Tillich

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates


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