The best Quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr

The best Quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years.

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.
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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.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

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You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Massachusetts - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Ethel: "One day the entire family will be reunited in the Garden of Eden."
"Oh, like heaven?"
Ethel: "No, it's in Missouri."
"Oh. Eden's got a lot of methheads."
Shameless - Season 2 Episode 5
Did you know only one US president has been born in Missouri?
It's true, man.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Missouri - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
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The heart can be tough to change, but the mind can be tough to persuade.
Grand Pabbie in Frozen -
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You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
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Already I can see the chain reaction. The chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason.
The Architect in The Matrix
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People can't find their heart until they lose their head.
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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.
Angela Merkel - October 2021, during the 31st Day of German Unity
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It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not.
Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 6
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Justice comes from vengeance but justice only breeds more vengeance.
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Do not seek revenge and call it justice.
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Justice is a weapon. It can be used to cause harm, but it cannot protect or save others.
Osamu Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs - Season 1 Episode 7
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024

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