Martin Buber Quotes


18 Martin Buber quotes:



"When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them."
"God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings."
"A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for."
"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it."
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
"There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say."
"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it"
Author: Buber Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings."
"Play is the exultation of the possible."
"I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me."
"Eclipse of the light of heaven, eclipse of God - such indeed is the character of the historic hour through which the world is now passing"
Author: Buber Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Through the Thou a person becomes I."
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."
"We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to aflict the world so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully"
Author: Buber Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully."
"The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes."
"Solitude is the place of purification."
"To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin."



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