Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

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Self-satisfaction is the opiate of fools.

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Prayer is an invitation to God to intervene in our lives.

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A religious man is a person...whose greatest passion is compassion.

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

intelligence kindness

It is of the essence of virtue that the good is not to be done for the sake of a reward.

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Our concern is not how to worship in the catacombs, but rather how to remain human in the skyscrapers.
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

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

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It is not enough for me to ask questions; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?

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