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Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes

I hope you find these Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes inspiring and motivational.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

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Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted;
and pure love without power is destroyed.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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


 

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate
substitute for self mastery.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
- Reinhold Niebuhr


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Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment
of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which
each feeds upon the other,
drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but
to the collective behavior of humanity.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracies are indeed slow to make war,
but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally
slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable,
rather than a vindictive, peace.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete
sense in any immediate context of history;
therefore we must be saved by faith.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things which should be changed
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

You are the Face of God
- Karen Drucker

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

The cathedral of my God of no church
is the entirety of the universe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God is equally available to all people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The World Runs On God's Rules, and On God's Time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono


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