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Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically,
by Paul Tillich

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Boredom is rage spread thin.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

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

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

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

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

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

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- 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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer


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