Martin Buber Quotes
Solitude is the place of purification.
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.
Life, Between, Mean
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.
Book, Times, Again
The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.
Love, Beings, Embracing
Through the Thou a person becomes I.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Secret, Traveler, Journeys
A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.
Cannot, Individual, Beyond
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Great, Power, Eyes
To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.
Old, Begin, Glorious
Play is the exultation of the possible.
The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes.
Law, Deep, Call
God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.
God, Wants, Quality
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.
Nature, Cannot, Whole