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.

Reinhold Niebuhr Truth Quote

Goodness armed with power is corrupted and pure love without power is destroyed.

Reinhold Niebuhr Power Quote

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Reinhold Niebuhr Forgiveness Quote

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr Family Quote

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr Peace Quote

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

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 Faith Quotes

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

Reinhold Niebuhr Nature Quotes

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.

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 Change Quotes