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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.
         
   
F
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.

R
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
A
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.
N
There are evidently limits to the achievements of science; and there are irresolvable contradictions both between prosperity and virtue, and between happiness and ``the good life,'' which had not been anticipated in our philosophy.
K
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (1930), 1928 entry.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: The Irony of American History," Scribner's 52
N: 'The Irony of American History'
K: Quoted by Jimmy Carter "Why Not the Best?," Broadman 75
   


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