12 Total Quotes

Abraham Heschel Quotes

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves
Abraham Heschel
#Anger

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 Heschel
#Religious #Compassion

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Heschel
#People

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

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 Heschel
#Age And Aging

The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.
Abraham Heschel
#Autobiography

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Abraham Heschel
#Doubt

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge
Abraham Heschel
#Doubt

It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?
Abraham Heschel
#Questions

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
Abraham Heschel
#God

We have to have more than textbooks, we need text-people.
Abraham Heschel
#People