Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

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Born: January 11, 1907, Warsaw, Poland
Birth Country: Poland
Died: New York, USA, December 23, 1972
Occupation: Philosopher, Rabbi

1.
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

2.
A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

3.
God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

4.
Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

5.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

6.
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

7.
Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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