Martin Buber

Martin Buber

Jewish existential philosopher and theorist of Zionism.
If you want to raise a man from mud and filth, do not think it is enough to stay on top and reach a helping hand down to him. You must go all the way down yourself, down into mud and filth. Then take hold of him with strong hands and pull him and yourself out into the light.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No purpose intervenes between I and You, no greed and no anticipation; and longing itself is changed as it plunges from the dream into appearance. Every means is an obstacle. Only where all means have disintegrated encounters occur.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Here is the infallible test. Imagine yourself in a situation where you are alone, wholly alone on earth, and you are offered one of the two, books or men. I often hear men prizing their solitude but that is only because there are still men somewhere on earth even though in the far distance. I knew nothing of books when I came forth from the womb of my mother, and I shall die without books, with another human hand in my own. I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can openMore Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All actual life is encounter.More Martin Buber quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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