36 Total Quotes

Martin Buber Quotes

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #Travel

When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
Martin Buber
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Quote of the Day #Electricity

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #God

The one who count are those persons who-though they may be of little renown-respond to and are responsible for the continuation of the living spirit.
Martin Buber
#Spirit And Spirituality

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

To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher

Play is the exultation of the possible.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher

Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #Solitude

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.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #Life

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher

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
#German Philosopher #Books And Reading

The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #Law

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Martin Buber
#German Philosopher #Eyes

God is the mysterium tremendum that appears and overthrows, but he is also the mystery of the self-evident, nearer to me than my I.
Martin Buber
#Mystery

Eclipse of the light of heaven, eclipse of God - such indeed is the character of the historic hour through which the world is now passing
Martin Buber
#Character

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
Martin Buber
#Man

Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power.
Martin Buber
#Stress

We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to aflict the world so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully
Martin Buber
#Power

I don’t like religion much, and I am glad that in the Bible the word is not to be found.
Martin Buber
#The bible