Inspiring Quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

Wonder rather than   doubt is the root of all knowledge.

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.