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Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Abraham Joshua Heschel Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
- 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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

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

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

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau


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