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Paul Tillich Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Sad Feeling-Down Being-Alone Solitude

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- 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

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

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- 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

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

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

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

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

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language,
its flaws and limitations become serious.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language.
- Ed Markey

I know what the structure of the language is.
- Kurt Loder

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning
to the utmost possible degree.
- Ezra Pound

I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music,
even a song is something that speaks to itself but
has a language all of its own,
ideally.
- Steve Hackett

Lyrics have to be underwritten.
That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers
because the language is too rich.
You get drowned in it.
- Stephen Sondheim

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

There was no language barrier when it came to kids,
and when it came to play.
- Connie Sellecca

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language
to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is,
of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

I must stick with Chinese language films.
- Zhang Yimou

I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls,
because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
- Rita Dove

The most terrifying words in the English language are:
I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
- Ronald Reagan

An artist must possess Nature.
He must identify himself with her rhythm,
by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will
later enable him to express himself in his own language.
- Henri Matisse

In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors,
one's own language above all.
- Edward Sapir

Language should find itself in the physical world,
and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head.
- Robert Smithson

Language comes first.
It's not that language grows out of consciousness,
if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
- Alan Moore

While a people preserves its language;
it preserves the marks of liberty.
- Jose Rizal


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