25 Martin Heidegger Quotes:

 

1. “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

2. “Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact, language remains the master of man.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

3. “Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former – Being – be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter – time – be addressed as a being.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

4. “Everyone is the other and no one is himself.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

5. “He who thinks great thoughts often makes great errors.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

6. “We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

7. “Teaching is more difficult than learning because what teaching calls for is this: to let learn. The real teacher, in fact, lets nothing else be learned than learning. His conduct, therefore, often produces the impression that we properly learn nothing from him, if by “learning” we now suddenly understand merely the procurement of useful information.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

8. “How one encounters reality is a choice.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

9. “A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

10. “The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 



 

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11. “We name time when we say: everything has its time. This means: everything which actually is, every being comes and goes at the right time and remains for a time during the time allotted to it. Everything has its time.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

12. “To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like a star in the world’s sky.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

13. “Nothing is everything that doesn’t happen at this very moment.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

14. “Pessimism negates the existing world. Yet its negating is ambiguous. It can simply will decay and nothingness, but it can also renounce what exists and thus open a path for a new formation of the world.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

15. “Thinking only begins at the point where we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the most obstinate adversary of thinking.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

16. “Questioning is the piety of thought.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

17. “A person is neither a thing nor a process but an opening through which the absolute can manifest.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

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18. “Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

19. “We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

20. “What was Aristotle’s life— Well, the answer lay in a single sentence: ‘He was born, he thought, he died.’ And all the rest is pure anecdote.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

21. “If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

22. “Language is the house of the truth of Being.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

23. “The small are always dependent on the great; they are “small” precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other “greats” and who can transform it in an original manner.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

24. “Tell me how you read and I’ll tell you who you are.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

 

25. “Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” — MARTIN HEIDEGGER

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