Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr – The final wisdom of life…


“The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – The sad duty of politics…


“The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – God grant me the serenity…


“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.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – There are historic situations in…


“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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Reinhold Niebuhr – Nothing which is true or…


“Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history therefore we must be saved by faith.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – Nothing we do, however virtuous…


“Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone therefore we are saved by love.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – Nothing that is worth doing…


“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime therefore we must be saved by hope.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – There is no cure for…


“There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – If we survive danger it…


“If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.”
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Reinhold Niebuhr – Family life is too intimate…


“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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