Paul Tillich Quotes (28 Quotes)




    The name of this infinite and inexhaustible depth and ground of all being is God.

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

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


    Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.

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

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

    Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.

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



    There is no love which does not become help.

    The basic anxiety, the anxiety of a finite being about the threat of non-being, cannot be eliminated. It belongs to existence itself.

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.

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

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

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


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


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