Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

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Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

The task of life is to face sacred moments.
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Few are guilty, but all are responsible.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

Morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

Prayer begins where our power ends.

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The true meaning of existence is disclosed in moments of living in the presence of God

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What seems to be a stone is a drama.

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The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted ... Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin.

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The Sabbath is the day on which we learn the art of surpassing civilization.

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Usually we regard as meaningful that which can be expressed, and as meaningless that which cannot be expressed. Yet, the equation of the meaningful and the expressible ignores a vast realm of human experience, and is refuted by our sense of the ineffable which is an awareness of an allusiveness to meaning without the ability to express it.

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To be or not to be is not the question, the vital question is how to be and how not to be ...

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The tragedy of religion is partly due to its isolation from life, as if God could be segregated.

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We worship God through our questions.

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To be spiritual is to be amazed.

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The awe of God is wisdom.

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Faith like Job's cannot be shaken becasue it is the result of having been shaken.

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Religion has become an impersonal affair, an institutional loyalty. It survives on the level of activities rather than in the stillness of commitment.

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Faith is something that comes out of the soul. It is not an information that is absorbed but an attitude, existing prior to the formulation of any creed.

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