Martin Buber

1878 - 1965

A Quote by Martin Buber on history, kindness, and prophets

The prophet is appointed to oppose the kind, and even more: history.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on religion

I don't like religion much, and I am glad that in the Bible the word is not to be found.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on power

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Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

Source: Paths in Eutopia, 1950

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A Quote by Martin Buber on learning

We can learn to be whole by saying what we mean and doing what we say.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on books

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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.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on animals, language, and power

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber

Without distance there is no dialogue between the two.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on destiny, divinity, meaning, sports, and world

The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on fulfillment, god, and quality

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

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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