February 8, 1878 - June 13, 1965

42 Greatest Quotes By Martin Buber

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. Martin Buber
There is no room for God in him who is full of himself. Martin Buber
All real living is meeting. Martin Buber
Persons appear by entering into relation to other persons. Martin Buber
Play is the exultation of the possible. Martin Buber
Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. Martin Buber
When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them. Martin Buber
The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings. Martin Buber
We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves. Martin Buber
Everyone must come out of his Exile in his own way. Martin Buber
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
Through the Thou a person becomes I. Martin Buber
The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda. Martin Buber
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
Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique. Martin Buber
God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings. Martin Buber
He who loves brings God and the World together. Martin Buber
One cannot in the nature of things expect a little tree that has been turned into a club to put forth leaves. Martin Buber
When a man has made peace within himself, he will be able to make peace in the whole world. Martin Buber
Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred. Martin Buber
When I was young, I admired people who were clever. Now that I am old, I admire people who are kind. Martin Buber
All names of God remain hallowed because they have been used not only to speak of God but also to speak to him. Martin Buber
To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin. Martin Buber
When I meet a man, I am not concerned about his opinions. I am concerned about the man. Martin Buber
I don't like religion much, and I am glad that in the Bible the word is not to be found. Martin Buber
Everyone has in him something precious that is in no one else. Martin Buber
I think no human being can give more than this. Making life possible for the other, if only for a moment. Martin Buber
The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes. Martin Buber
God made so many different kinds of people; why would God allow only one way to worship? Martin Buber
Everything depends on inner change; when this has taken place, then, and only then does the world change. Martin Buber
To begin with oneself but not to end with onself. To start from oneself but not to aim at oneself. Martin Buber
You should carefully observe the way toward which your heart draws you, then choose this way with all your strength. Martin Buber
Without being and remaining oneself, there is no love. Martin Buber
True beings are lived in the present, the life of objects is lived in the past. Martin Buber
Nothing so tends to mask the face of God as religion; it can be a substitute for God himself. Martin Buber
Meet the world with the fullness of your being, and you shall meet God. Of you wish to believe, love. Martin Buber
We can learn to be whole by saying what we mean and doing what we say. Martin Buber
Human life and humanity come into being in genuine encounters. The hope for this hour depends upon the renewal of the immediacy of dialogue among human beings. Martin Buber
A human being becomes whole not in virtue of a relation to himself [only] but rather in virtue of an authentic relation to another human being(s). Martin Buber
Before his death, Rabbi Zusya said "In the coming world, they will not ask me: 'Why were you not Moses?' They will ask me: 'Why were you not Zusya? Martin Buber