Best Quotes by Martin Buber (Top 10)

  1. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
  2. When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
  3. I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man's life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.
  4. The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.
  5. The atheist staring from his attic window is often nearer to God than the believer caught up in his own false image of God.
  6. Solitude is the place of purification.
  7. Man wishes to be confirmed in his being by man, and wishes to have a presence in the being of the other"側. Secretly and bashfully he watches for a YES which allows him to be and which can come to him only from one human person to another.
  8. There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
  9. All real living is meeting.
  10. The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.

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