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Reinhold Niebuhr
(1892-1971) born on
Jun 21
US theologian, author. He pioneered the philosophy of "Christian realism"; wrote "Nature and Destiny of Man," 1943; received Medal of Freedom, 1964.
         
   
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Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.

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Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
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All you earnest young men out to save the world . . . please, have a laugh.
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Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace.
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If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: The Irony of American History," Scribner's 52
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N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
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