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 on created
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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

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

Paul Tillich on god
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The first duty of love is to listen.

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

Paul Tillich on courage
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Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich on loneliness
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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 on power
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Astonishment is the root of philosophy.

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

Paul Tillich on love
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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 on act
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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 on language
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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 on answers
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About Paul Tillich

Name Paul Tillich
Quotes 14 quotes
Nationality German
Profession Theologian
Birthday October 16
About was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was – along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann (Germany), Karl Barth (Switzerland), and Reinhold Niebuhr (United States) – one of the four most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century.
Top topics express, word, created, love, pain

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 on religion
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I loved thee beautiful and kind, And plighted an eternal vow;

So altered are thy face and mind, t'were perjury to love thee now!

Paul Tillich on kindness
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