Paul Tournier Quotes

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. Paul Tournier

Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves. Paul Tournier

The real meaning of travel, like that of a conversation by the fireside, is the discovery of oneself through contact with other people, and its condition is self-commitment in the dialogue. Paul Tournier

This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life. Paul Tournier

No one can develop freely in this world and find a full life without feeling understood by at least one person. Paul Tournier

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. Paul Tournier

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Paul Tournier