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10 Famous Quotes by Abraham Heschel
1/11/1907 - 12/23/1972
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In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves

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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.

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Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy

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When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

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

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

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To be is to stand for.

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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.

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The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.

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Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

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