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The first duty of love is to listen.

The first duty of love is to listen.

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.

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.

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

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.

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.

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

Boredom is rage spread thin. ---->>>

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

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

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

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned. ---->>>

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

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

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being. ---->>>

There is no love which does not become help. ---->>>

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

Astonishment is the root of philosophy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: August 20, 1886
Birthplace: Starzeddel, Brandenburg, Germany
Die: 10-22, 1965
Occupation: Theologian
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Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Among the general public, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957), which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership (wikipedia)