40+ Martin Buber quotes


Martin Buber Quotes
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Name: Martin Buber Find on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: GermanFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Philosopher
Born: 08-Feb-1878 
Death: 13-Jun-1965

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.

Through the Thou a person becomes I.

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.

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.

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.

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.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.

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.


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