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Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes

Reinhold Niebuhr
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
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#Family #American Theologian

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Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
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#American Theologian #Democracy

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I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
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#Club #American Theologian

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The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
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#American Theologian #Duty

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Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.
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#Hope

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Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
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#American Theologian #Achievement

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The final test of religious faith is whether it will enable men to endure insecurity without complacency or despair, whether it can so interpret the ancient verities that they will not become mere escape hatches from responsibilities but instruments of insights into what civilization means.
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#Despair

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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary
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#Democracy

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There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
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#American Theologian

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There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war
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#Aggression

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The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
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#American Theologian #Achievement

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Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed
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#Goodness

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Forgiveness is the final form of love.
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#Forgiveness #American Theologian

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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism
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#God

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The Christian doctrine of sin in its classical form offends both rationalists and moralists by maintaining the seemingly absurd position that man sins inevitably and by a fateful necessity but that he is nevertheless to be held responsible for actions which are prompted by an ineluctable [inescapable] fate.
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#Evil #Doctrine