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