36 Total Quotes

Martin Heidegger Quotes

The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher #Future

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher #Anxiety

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one
Martin Heidegger
#Man

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher #Language

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher #Reason

To dwell is to garden.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former - Being - be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter - time - be addressed as a being.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Language is the house of the truth of Being.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Only a god can save us.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

So it's clear from whence the history of philosophy is the inner movement of the course of spirit, that is, of absolute subjectivity, towards itself.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

The human being is not the lord of beings, but the shepherd of Being.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

The possible ranks higher than the actual.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Time-space as commonly understood, in the sense of the distance measured between two time-points, is the result of time calculation.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

Transcendence constitutes selfhood.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher

True time is four-dimensional.
Martin Heidegger
#German Philosopher