Martin Buber

Martin Buber

Jewish existential philosopher and theorist of Zionism.
In spite of all similarities, every living situation has, like a newborn child, a new face, that has never been before and will never come again. It demands of you a reaction that cannot be prepared beforehand. It demands nothing of what is past. It demands presence, responsibility; it demands you.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The prophet is appointed to oppose the kind, and even more: history.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing so tends to mask the face of God as religion; it can be a substitute for God himself.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the story of the Creation we read: ". . . And behold, it was very good." But, in the passage where Moses reproves Israel, the verse says: "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil." Where did the evil come from? Evil too is good. It is the lowest rung of perfect goodness. If you do good deeds, even evil will become good; but if you sin, evil will really become evil.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only men who are capable of saying Thou [an attitude of deep respect] to one another can truly say we with one another.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Michael Jackson Escapism and wonder is influence. It makes you feel good, and that allows you to do things. You just keep on moving ahead, and you say, 'God, is this wonderful - do I appreciate it.' [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


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David Hare Never take advice from anyone with no investment in the outcome. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jonathan Swift If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning etc., beginning from his youth, and so go to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More