The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something that thought cannot think.
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
It is really true what philosophy tells us, that life must be understood backwards. But with this, one forgets the second proposition, that it must be lived forwards.
Topics: Perseverance, Purpose, Courage, Time, Failure, Living, Reflection, Life, Experience, Sin, Meaning, Challenges, Nature, Past, Life and Living
It requires courage not to surrender oneself to the ingenious or compassionate counsels of despair that would induce a man to eliminate himself from the ranks of the living; but it does not follow from this that every huckster who is fattened and nourished in self-confidence has more courage than the man who yielded to despair.
Topics: Courage, Bravery
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran Pastor
- Karl Barth Swiss Reformed Theologian
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel German Philosopher
- Thomas Aquinas Italian Catholic Priest
- Niels Bohr Danish Physicist
- Martin Buber Austrian Jewish Philosopher
- Reinhold Niebuhr American Theologian
- Masanobu Fukuoka Japanese Buddhist Polymath
- Francis Schaeffer American Presbyterian Religious Leader
- Nikolai Berdyaev Russian Christian Philosopher