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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)
US Protestant theologian [more author details]
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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is... the source of all religious fanaticism.
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The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.
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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.
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Reinhold Niebuhr, in a sermon in 1943

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