Faith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable.

— Emmanuel Levinas

The most courageous Emmanuel Levinas quotes to discover and learn by heart

I will say this quite plainly, what truly human is -and don't be afraid of this word- love. And I mean it even with everything that burdens love or, i could say it better, responsibility is actually love, as Pascal said: 'without concupiscence' [without lust]... love exists without worrying being loved.

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Of course we do not live in order to eat, but it is not really true to say that we eat in order to live; we eat because we are hungry. Desire has no further intentions behind it... it is a good will.

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A miracle entails a degree of irrationality-not because it shocks reason, but because it makes no appeal to it.

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Memory as an inversion of historical time is the essence of interiority.

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What could an entirely rational being speak of with another entirely rational being?

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The very relationship with the other is the relationship with the future.

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Politics is opposed to morality, as philosophy to naïveté.

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For others, in spite of myself, from myself.

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If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other.

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