Abraham Joshua Heschel — Polish Educator born on January 11, 1907, died on December 23, 1972

Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the American Civil Rights movement... (wikipedia)

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
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?
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.

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