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Martin Heidegger Quotes

Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
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Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.

— Martin Heidegger

Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

— Martin Heidegger

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.

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Longing is the agony of the nearness of the distant.

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Being the rational animal, man must be capable of thinking if he really wants to. Still, it may be that man wants to think, but cannot.

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All questions that do justice to the subject are themselves bridges to their own answering.

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Let himself be drawn hither by the coercion of the phenomena themselves

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He who never says anything cannot keep silent at any given moment.

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What is decision anyway?

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The specific and unique presupposition for experimentation is, as remarkable as it may sound, that science become rational-mathematical, i.e., in the highest sense, not experimental. Initial positing of nature as such. Because modern "science" (physics) is mathematical (not empirical), it is necessarily experimental in

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Teaching is more difficult than learning because what teaching calls for is this: to let learn. The real teacher, in fact, lets nothing else be learned than learning. His conduct, therefore, often produces the impression that we properly learn nothing from him, if by "learning" we now suddenly understand merely the procurement of useful information.

— Martin Heidegger

In order to remain silent Da-sein must have something to say.

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In everything well known something worthy of thought still lurks.

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What seems natural to us is probably just something familiar in a long tradition that has forgotten the unfamiliar source from which it arose. And yet this unfamiliar source once struck man as strange and caused him to think and to wonder.

— Martin Heidegger

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