Quotes by Abraham J. Heschel

Abraham J. Heschel

Abraham J. Heschel

Polish-born American rabbi

Alive from: 1907-1972

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    We forfeit the right to worship God as long as we continue to humiliate negroes. The hour calls for moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.
    Source: Telegram to President John F. Kennedy (16 June 1963)
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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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    Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
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    Wonder, or radical amazement, is a way of going beyond what is given in thing and thought, refusing to take anything for granted, to regard anything as final. It is our honest response to the grandeur and mystery of reality our confrontation with that which transcends the given.
    Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
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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.
    Source: Insecurity of Freedom
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