Martin Buber

Through the Thou a person becomes I.

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A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.

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The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes.

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God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.

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Solitude is the place of purification.

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Play is the exultation of the possible.

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For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.

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I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me.

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Martin Buber — quotes and aphorisms

There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.

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The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.

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All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

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An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

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