Martin Buber was a famous Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. He was also famous as a political activist, essayist and translator. As he turned to self-education during his schooldays, he mastered various local languages including Hebrew and Polish. This multi-lingual exposure helped him gain an extensive vocabulary. He read through the writings of great philosophers which are believed to have significantly shaped his ideas on philosophies. His intellect landed him a job as a lecturer on religious studies at the ‘Jewish Adult Education Center’. He also gave lectures at Frankfurt. He wrote a famous essay ‘I and Thou’ which aimed at improving the meaning of relationships in a person’s life. He further collaborated with Franz Rosenzweig to translate the Hebrew bible to German. His did many notable works including ‘The Tales Of Rabbi Nachman’ and ‘My Path to Hasidism’. He was honored with many awards including the ‘Peace Prize of the German Book Trade’. Here is a treasure trove of quotations and sayings by Burber which have been scanned from the vast sea of his works. These quotes by Martin Buber on philosophy, life, religion, views, relations, inspire, honesty, hope, exile, insight and love.will definitely enlighten your mind!
You can rake the muck this way, rake the muck that way-- it will always be muck. Have I sinned or have I not sinned? In the time I am brooding over it, I could be stringing pearls for the delight of Heaven