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    Memory as an inversion of historical time is the essence of interiority.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    tags: time  memory  historical 
     
    What could an entirely rational being speak of with another entirely rational being?
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    Of course we do not live in order to eat, but it is not really true to say that we eat in order to live; we eat because we are hungry. Desire has no further intentions behind it... it is a good will.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    tags: desires  live  true 
     
    A miracle entails a degree of irrationality-not because it shocks reason, but because it makes no appeal to it.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    tags: miracle 
     
    Politics is opposed to morality, as philosophy to naïveté.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    For others, in spite of myself, from myself.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    I will say this quite plainly, what truly human is -and don't be afraid of this word- love. And I mean it even with everything that burdens love or, i could say it better, responsibility is actually love, as Pascal said: 'without concupiscence' [without lust]... love exists without worrying being loved.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    The very relationship with the other is the relationship with the future.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    Faith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
    If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other.
    — Emmanuel Levinas
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    emmanuel levinas
    Birth    : January 12, 1906
    Death  : December 25, 1995
    Occupation  : Philosopher