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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by 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

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

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

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate
substitute for self mastery.
- 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 that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

We laugh to survive.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

More marriages might survive if the partners realized
that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson

When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose.
It is a question if you survive.
- Boris Spassky

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

Work to survive, survive by consuming,
survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
- Raoul Vaneigem

We continue to subsidize highways and aviation,
but when it comes to our passenger rail system,
we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
- Corrine Brown

Jane Austen was an extraordinary woman;
to actually be able to survive as a novelist in those days -
unmarried -
was just unheard of.
- Julie Walters

I believe that the only way that the human race is
gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon,
and then space stations.
- Ace Frehley

I've always been able to survive by writing,
though.
- John Milius

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous,
but they cannot survive unless they fight.
- Jalal Talabani

When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored,
when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely
to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
- Thabo Mbeki

To survive is to win.
- Zhang Yimou

Our party has known great, great days.
But we have no God-given right to survive,
let alone to succeed.
- Francis Maude

A relationship isn't going to make me survive.
It's the cherry on top.
- Jennifer Aniston

We are cutting things kids like-music,
art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school.
This country can't survive without you kids.
It's all about you kids.
- Tony Danza

Humor was not important only for me,
humor was important for this nation for centuries,
to survive, you know.
- Milos Forman

It was pretty frightening because as we all know,
when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members
don't survive in solo careers.
- Don Henley

It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
- Jean Rostand

We agree that man was not created to survive in space.
- Walter Lang

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make
us think we can survive alone,
alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races,
even alone in genders.
- Maya Angelou

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war.
All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst
the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
- St.
Jerome

If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive,
then get a street reporter job in New York City.
- John Tesh

Europe cannot survive another world war.
- Christian Lous Lange

The desire for possession is insatiable,
to such a point that it can survive even love itself.
To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
- Albert Camus

But when you're deprived of it for a lengthy period
then you value human companionship.
But you have to survive and so you devise all kinds
of mental exercises and it's amazing.
- Wole Soyinka

Only the paranoid survive.
- Andy Grove

The surprising thing about young fools is how many
survive to become old fools.
- Doug Larson

From now on it is only through a conscious choice and
through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
- Pope John Paul II

Shoes and clothing damage our ability to survive naked in the wilderness.
- Steve Mann

If the United Nations is to survive,
those who represent it must bolster it;
those who advocate it must submit to it;
and those who believe in it must fight for it.
- Norman Cousins

I have a master plan as an artist.
I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock.
I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
- Erykah Badu


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