"Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Paul Tillich on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Paul Tillich on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Paul Tillich on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Paul Tillich on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Paul Tillich on Albert Camus
"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."