Barthold Niebuhr, fully Barthold Georg Neibuhr

Barthold
Niebuhr, fully Barthold Georg Neibuhr
1776
1831

Danish-German Historian and Statesman

Author Quotes

I cannot worship from abstractions of virtue; she only charms me when she addresses herself to my heart, speaks through the love from which she springs.

True religion is a profound uneasiness about our highest social values.

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing 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 are saved by love.

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.

Author Picture
First Name
Barthold
Last Name
Niebuhr, fully Barthold Georg Neibuhr
Birth Date
1776
Death Date
1831
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Danish-German Historian and Statesman