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

History is a realm in which human freedom and natural necessity are curiously intermingled.
I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Anthony Wedgwood Benn in The Times, 18 Jul 1977
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (1930), 1928 entry.
N: "The Irony of American History," 1952.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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