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Abraham J. Heschel quotes

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

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

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

Abraham J. Heschel
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 J. Heschel
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 J. Heschel
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline...

Abraham J. Heschel
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.