"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Paul Tillich on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Paul Tillich on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Paul Tillich on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Paul Tillich on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Paul Tillich on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone."
"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."