Monday, 6 March 2017

Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes To Inspire You To Get Closer To Your Maker

Published by Chukwu Emmanuel on Monday, 6 March 2017  | No comments

Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.

The following quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel will not only edify you but will also reveal some hidden and undiluted truths to you.

For me, Abraham Joshua Heschel's messages are divinely inspired, and they always uplift my spirit being.

Here are some hand-picked Quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel to inspire you to get closer to your maker and understand how to put the great power given to your higher self to good use:

"In any free society where terrible wrongs exist, some are guilty - all are responsible." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. " ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"The prophets never taught that God and history are one, or that whatever happens below reflects the will of God above. Their vision is of man defying God, and God seeking man to reconcile with Him."  ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me."
  ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"The true meaning of existence is disclosed in moments of living in the presence of God."   ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"Remember that there is meaning beyond absurdity. Know that every deed counts, that every word is power...Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art."  ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason."   ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"There are no two hours alike. Every hour is unique and the only one given at the moment, exclusive and endlessly precious. Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time; to learn how to consecrate sanctuaries that emerge from the magnificent stream of a year."  ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 

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