Martin Buber quotes

  • Solitude is the place of purification.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Single #Faith #Inspiration

  • The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Sports #Destiny #Men

  • I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man's life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Adventure #Knowledge #Learning

  • There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Humility #Rooms

  • The atheist staring from his attic window is often nearer to God than the believer caught up in his own false image of God.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Atheist #Window #Caught

  • When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Love #Two #People

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

    #Love #World

  • And if there were a devil it would not be one who decided against God, but one who, in eternity, came to no decision.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Decision #Devil #Eternity

  • An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Eye #Animal #Pet

  • Every person born into the world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique....If there had been someone like her in the world, there would have been no need for her to be born." --Martin Buber as quoted in Narrative Means for Sober Ends, by Jon Diamond, p.78
    -- Martin Buber

    #Mean #Unique #Needs

  • God dwells wherever man lets Him in.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Men

  • The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Education #Real #Struggle

  • All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Inspirational #Travel #Fun

  • When I meet a man, I am not concerned about his opinions. I am concerned about the man.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Men #Atheism #Opinion

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

    #Individual #Divine #Reaching

  • The beating heart of the universe is holy joy.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Heart #Joy #Holy

  • When a man has made peace within himself, he will be able to make peace in the whole world.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Men #World #Able

  • Creation happens to us, burns into us, changes us, we tremble and swoon, we submit. Creation - we participate in it, we encounter the creator, offer ourselves to him, helpers and companions.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Inspirational #Creativity #Play

  • God made so many different kinds of people; why would God allow only one way to worship?
    -- Martin Buber

    #Humility #People #Way

  • Dialogic is not to be identified with love. But love without dialogic, without real outgoing to the other, reaching to the other, the love remaining with itself - this is called Lucifer.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Real #Reflection #Lucifer

  • All real living is meeting.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Life And Love #Real #Meetings

  • We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience
    -- Martin Buber

    #Stakes #Should #Existence

  • The perpetual enemy of faith in the true God is not atheism (the claim that there is no God), but rather Gnosticism (the claim that God is known).
    -- Martin Buber

    #Enemy #Atheism #Claims

  • Freedom and destiny are solemnly promised to one another and linked together in meaning.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Destiny #Together

  • We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Empathy

  • Play is the exultation of the possible.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Inspirational #Fun #Play

  • Everyone must come out of his Exile in his own way.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Way #Exile

  • Greatness by nature includes a power, but not a will to power. ... The great man, whether we comprehend him in the most intense activity of his work or in the restful equipoise of his forces , is powerful, involuntarily and composedly powerful, but he is not avid for power. What he is avid for is the realization of what he has in mind , the incarnation of the spirit .
    -- Martin Buber

    #Powerful #Greatness #Men

  • 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.
    -- Martin Buber

    #Mean #Men #Fellow Man