"He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Paul Tillich on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Paul Tillich on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Paul Tillich on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Paul Tillich on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Paul Tillich on Steve Jobs
"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."