abraham joshua heschel Quotes

Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more.. to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The test of love is in how one relates not to saints and scholars but to rascals.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
No sensible author wants anything but praise.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
A soul can create only when alone.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
How embarrassing for man to be the greatest miracle on earth and not to understand it!
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The man who has not suffered- what does he know anyway?
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself. It is a silent justification affording evil acceptability in society.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Knowledge like the sky is never private property. No teacher has a right to withhold it from anyone who asks for it. Teaching is the art of sharing.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
In any free society where terrible wrongs exist, some are guilty- all are responsible.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer begins where our power ends.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Man is a messenger who forgot the message.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Self respect is the fruit of discipline.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Awareness of the divine begins with wonder.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
God is not nice. God is not an uncle. God is an earthquake.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
A religious man is a person… whose greatest passion is compassion.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, and rebuild a weakened will.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The opposite of good is not evil, the opposite of good is indifference.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Happy is he who is aware of the mysteries of his Lord.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The principle to be kept in mind is to know what we see rather than to see what we know.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Sanctification is dependent upon human behavior and attitude.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Wise criticism always begins with self-criticism.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Short is the way from need to greed.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The true meaning of existence is disclosed in moments of living in the presence of God.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Only those will apprehend religion who can probe its depth, who can combine intuition and love with the rigor of method.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
To pray is to dream in league with God, to envision His holy visions.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
We can never sneer at the stars, mock the dawn, or scoff at the totality of being.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Few are guilty, but all are responsible.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
The course of life is unpredictable, no one can write his autobiography in advance.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.
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— Abraham Joshua Heschel
abraham joshua heschel
Birth    : January 11, 1907
Death  : December 23, 1972
Occupation  : Rabbi