Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes (13 quotations)

1. Forgiveness is the final form of love. - Reinhold Niebuhr

2. Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure. - Reinhold Niebuhr

3. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr

4. 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

5. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr

6. Human Beings are just good enough to make democracy possible...just bad enough to make it neccessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr

7. Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. - Reinhold Niebuhr

8. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. - Reinhold Niebuhr

9. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. - Reinhold Niebuhr

10. Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. - Reinhold Niebuhr

11. The final test of religious faith is whether it will enable men to endure insecurity without complacency or despair, whether it can so interpret the ancient verities that they will not become mere escape hatches from responsibilities but instruments of insights into what civilization means. - Reinhold Niebuhr

12. The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr

13. There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion. - Reinhold Niebuhr

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