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Paul Tillich
Paul Tillich

Born in 1886 in Germany, Paul Tillich became an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church in 1912. He spend the next 20 years lecturing at universities in Berlin, Frankfurt and Dresden on theology and philosophy. His views were influenced by the likes of Karl Barth and Heidegger. Becoming increasingly liberal and an opponent of the Nazi movement, Tillich was dismissed in 1933. He came to th…

Date of Birth: August 20, 1886
Date of Death: October 22, 1965


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"The first duty of love is to listen." Paul Tillich
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Editor's Pick    German Theologian    inspirational    Love    Quote of the Day   

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"Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith." Paul Tillich
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"If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song." Paul Tillich
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"Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate." Paul Tillich
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"There is no love which does not become help." 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
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Failure    German Theologian   

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"Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith" Paul Tillich
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"The Christ is God-for-us! But God is not only for us, [God] is for everything created." Paul Tillich
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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
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"The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity." Paul Tillich
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Age And Aging    Awareness   

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"Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue." Paul Tillich
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Anger    Zeal   

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"Astonishment is the root of philosophy." Paul Tillich
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"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself as accepted in spite of being unacceptable" Paul Tillich
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"Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free." Paul Tillich
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"Boredom is rage spread thin" Paul Tillich
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"Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny" Paul Tillich
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"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
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"Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves." Paul Tillich
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"Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite." Paul Tillich
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"Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being" Paul Tillich
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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
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