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If my tongue were trained to measures,
by Paul Tillich

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

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

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue
as when it finds an angry heart.
- Thomas Fuller

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I want to make wines that harmonize with food -
wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.
- Robert Mondavi

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs
to a disappointed person.
- George Bancroft

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth.
- Katherine Heigl

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
- Francis Quarles

He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
- Andrew Lang

All parts of the human body get tired eventually -
except the tongue.
- Konrad Adenauer

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
- Cesare Pavese

I haven't much opinion of words.
They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue,
that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow

If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog,
you slip the tongue in.
- Jennifer Ellison

AUM, the most primordial human sound -
and the sound most connected to Spirit,
is pronounced in these three parts:
A (as in mama) - a throat sound
that vibrates in the abdomen - signifies waking.
U (as in who) - a tongue sound
that vibrates in the chest - signifies dreaming.
M (as in mama) - a lip sound
that vibrates in the head - signifies sleeping.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff.
And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics,
and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle.
It's funny.
- Jonathan Davis

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish
the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were
plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.
- William Tyndale

Now they're getting so politically correct you can't
even stick your tongue out at somebody.
- Richard Petty

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea;
a woman's weapon is her tongue.
- Hermione Gingold

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like
her daughter to resemble her in.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,'
and thou shalt progress.
- Maimonides

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political
knot that would not yield to the tongue.
- Ambrose Bierce

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother.
It's inflammatory.
- Tennessee Williams

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,
at our peril, risk and hazard.
- Voltaire

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
- William F. DeVault

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue;
A string which hath no discord.
- Barry Cornwall

Even on the most serious ballads, I'll throw in a tongue-in-cheek remark.
- Brad Paisley

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green
and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit,
surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.
- Johannes Tauler

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
- Diogenes

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
- Johann G. Hamann


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