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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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He who risks and fails can be forgiven.
He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- 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

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

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

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- 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

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

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
- Carl Jung

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.
- Arthur Adamov

Work and love; these are the basics.
Without them there is neurosis.
- Theodor Reik

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive,
especially to a psychologist.
- Sigmund Freud

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

My work is not about my life history.
It's not about the story of my neurosis.
- Anish Kapoor

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
- Kenneth Tynan

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
- Sigmund Freud

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.
- William Styron

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result,
and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the
patient out of real life,
of alienating him from actuality.
- Sigmund Freud

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.
The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things;
the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.
In short, the neurotic has problems,
the psychotic has solutions.
- Thomas Szasz

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding
in which the accused carries on the prosecution,
imposes judgment and executes the sentence:
all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
- Lionel Trilling

People who are extremely inside their head,
like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round.
Then something will hook them and take them to their
end and they can't control it.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against
the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;
their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them
the task of constructing a personal one.
- Anatole France

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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