1. "History is not a blind alley, and guilt is not an abyss. There is always a way that leads out of guilt; repentance, or turning to God. The prophet is a person who, living in dismay, has the poet to transcend his dismay."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  2. "What to us seems inconceivable, to Isaiah was a certainty: War will be abolished. They shall not learn war any more because they shall seek knowledge of the word of God. Passion for war will be subdued by a greater passion: the passion to discover God’s ways."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  3. "In the eyes of man, what comes about and what is still to come may be an age apart; in the eyes of God, they are one. The darkness of history, therefore, conceals a light. Beyond the mystery is meaning. And the meaning is destined to be disclosed."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  4. "And yet, God is not absent even though His work may be silent. His presence in history does not continually come to expression in cataclysmic events. The ways in which He acts are perceptible at rare moments, but usually they are indiscernible - just as the work of him who tips the soil is only occasionally spectacular. He does not always plow or harrow; there are many small, inconspicuous labors to be carried out in order to achieve the main goal. In fact, the undramatic art of tilling the soil reflects God’s counsel and wisdom."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  5. "It is not so much the suffering as the senselessness of it that is unendurable."
    — Nietzsche
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  6. "God’s ways are just, right, wise, but neither transparent nor immune to misunderstanding. There is an unfolding and a shrouding, a concealing within a disclosing, consoling as well as confusing."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  7. "Sin is not a cul de sac, nor is guilt a final trap. Sin may be washed away by repentance and return, and beyond guilt is the dawn of forgiveness. The door is never locked, the threat of doom is not the last word."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  8. "Dislike for the world or disparagement of civilization is alien to the prophet. His attachment to God calls upon him to be involved in humanity."
    — Abraham HeschelĀ 
     

  9. "History to us is the record of human experience; to the prophet it is a record of God’s experience."
    — Abraham Heschel
     

  10. "Others have considered history from the point of view of power, judging its course in terms of victory and defeat. of wealth and success; the prophets look at history from the point of view of justice, judging its course in terms of righteousness and corruption, of compassion and violence."
    — Abraham Heschel