Martin Buber Quotes

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

The world is not an object to be manipulated, but a relationship to be engaged in.

Solitude is the place of purification.

Our relationships are the mirrors through which we discover ourselves.

Dialogue is a dance of souls.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.

The real journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.

All real living is meeting.

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable.

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Man’s true nature is not to be known or possessed by himself alone, but to be related to him who is his maker.

The deepest human need is the need to be understood and acknowledged.

Relationships are the currency of life.

The journey of self-discovery begins with a willingness to engage with others.

To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive – to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.

The purpose of human life is to love and be loved.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree, but still hold hands.

Our relationships are the tapestry of our lives.

Every person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Words create worlds.

To live is to be ready to die.

Every person’s life is worth a novel.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

In the beginning is the relation.

A person is a world in themselves.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct them to hold their opinions in high regard.

What you listen to, you become.

Love is not an emotion, it is a decision.

Language has the power to heal or harm, create or destroy.

You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Knowledge is not a thing to be possessed, but a process to be engaged in.

The world reveals itself to us through our relationships.

Every encounter is an opportunity for connection.

The teacher should never impose their views on the student, but rather guide them to discover their own truth.

We are not isolated individuals, but interconnected beings.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them.

The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space.

Life is an art to be lived, a melody to be composed.

The greatest source of inspiration is the stories of others.

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a tree, the mysterious world beyond it begins to reveal itself.

Only as we engage deeply with others can we truly discover ourselves.

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