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The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God. ...
by Abraham Joshua Heschel

The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The road to the sacred leads through the secular.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

He who is satisfied has never truly craved,
and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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It is not enough for me to ask question;
I want to know how to answer the one question that
seems to encompass everything I face:
What am I here for?
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is.
Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline;
the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions,
but an immediate insight, self-evident as light.
He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason.
He is the light.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
It is easy to love children.
Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children.
But the affection and care for the old,
the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter
of fairness and with women now providing a significant
share of their family's income,
it is a family issue.
- Rosa DeLauro

But you can make good radio, interesting radio,
great radio even, without an urgent question,
a burning issue at stake.
- Ira Glass

It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
- Max Baucus

It's the No.1 issue with people I talk to,
whether Republican, Democrat or independent.
They want to see the way business is done in Washington change.
- Francine Busby

The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.
- Robert Scheer

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

For me, the money isn't a big issue.
I'm at the end of my career and I'm just happy to play.
- Sue Wicks

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized.
Less than five per cent are supersized -
that's never mentioned.
The whole issue has been supersized itself.
- Jim Cantalupo

When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because
they are so worried about their weight;
it's a vanity issue and a mindset.
- Loni Anderson

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard
is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions.
They seem to sense...
that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
- Alan Greenspan

I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant
desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze
any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.
- Jim Walton

The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive
attitude on any issue that is dead.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The task of a university is the creation of the future,
so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT
community is the right to be queer-the right to be
free of the heterosexual assumption.
- Jasmine Guy

All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue,
and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions:
either that Bob would flog Billy,
or Billy would flog Bob.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been
an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
- Li Peng

You know, as attorney general, there's no issue more
important than making sure you are safe,
that your families are safe.
- Charlie Crist

Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries.
They clarify the issue.
- Robin G. Collingwood

I think by laying it out for the viewer I'm avoiding the issue of bias.
- Dan Abrams

I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new
reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out,
a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
- Robert Kirkman

What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue,
and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I just think people should find the music that helps
them through the day and enjoy that.
I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing,
it's a morality issue.
- Amy Grant

Ideally, I'd like every issue to include a diverse
group of stories that meet the qualifications sketched above,
but covering a wide range of specific matter and flavour.
- Stanley Schmidt

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers
wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert

We were in Little Rock.
We were assessing a very important issue.
In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving
urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews.
- Kenneth Starr

We are not for disarming people.
When you have an epidemic it's a public health issue,
a safety issue.
- Sarah Brady

If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet,
the solution to that problem certainly includes education.
In education, the roadblock is the laptop.
- Nicholas Negroponte

I can say exactly what I feel about any issue,
and I'm going to do that.
- Kary Mullis

TIA was being used by real users, working on real data -
foreign data.
Data where privacy is not an issue.
- John Poindexter

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,'
for it has been my invariable experience that the company
of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
- Fran Lebowitz

The next four years, there won't be a week that goes
by without a discussion of climate change.
It's a naturally Conservative issue.
- Tim Yeo

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong,
but the middle is always evil.
- Ayn Rand

The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11.
Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue,
but a real, tangible threat.
- Howard Berman

I am absolutely opposed to political correctness.
You cannot confront hate speech until you've experienced it.
You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one.
- Jane Elliott

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people
to look at their faith in a different way.
- William P. Leahy

Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation,
and I care not who makes its laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

There is no private domain of a person's life that is not political,
and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal.
- Charlotte Bunch

Because some people have sex with people of the same sex,
an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking,
out of oppression.
Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
- Neil Tennant

We have believed for many years, much earlier than
anyone else was talking about this issue,
that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a
more flexible exchange rate system.
- Rodrigo Rato

The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement.
- Anna Lindh

I see an issue I like, and I support it.
- Kinky Friedman

The abortion issue has intersected with my public life from the very beginning.
- Robert Casey

See, to me, rock'n'roll doesn't have any point.
It's just fun.
It has a million different angles and they're all valid.
But I think rock might be a world issue.
- Evan Dando

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

The most important ways in which I think the Internet
will affect the big issue is that it will make it more
difficult for government to collect taxes.
- Milton Friedman

As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq,
I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding.
There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
- Arlen Specter

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
- Gray Davis


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