Quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Niebuhr was one of America's leading public intellectuals for several decades of the 20th century and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

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The more complex the world situation becomes, the more scientific and rational analysis you have to have, the less you can do with simple good will and sentiment.

Science, Mind vs. HeartReinhold Niebuhr
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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
 
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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

Democracy, JusticeReinhold Niebuhr
 
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