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It is not enough for me to ask question;
by Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius


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