Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.

Quoted in How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

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