Quotation Explorer - 'Paul Tillich'

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. - Paul Tillich
This is biblical ethics. It has little to do with the middle-class ethics of avoiding a few things which are supposed to be wrong and doing a few things which are supposed to be right. Biblical ethics means standing in ultimate decisions for or against God. - Paul Tillich
Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
Astonishment is the root of philosophy. - Paul Tillich
Reason is the presupposition of faith, and faith is the fulfillment of reason. - Paul Tillich
The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich
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
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
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny. - Paul Tillich
The question our century puts before us is: is it possible to regain the lost dimension, the encounter with the Holy, the dimension which cuts through the world of subjectivity and objectivity and goes down to that which is not world but is the Mystery of the Ground of Being. - Paul Tillich
Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it. - Paul Tillich
Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful. - 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
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