quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Every day some new fact comes to light - some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction. I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing.

But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.

If God exists, not seeking God must be the gravest error imaginable.

If one decides to sincerely seek for God and doesn't find God, the lost effort is negligible in comparison to what is at risk in not seeking God in the first place.

Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the world faces. If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots, insurrection and war.


It is necessary not only to relieve the gravest needs but to go to their roots, proposing measures that will give social, political and economic structures a more equitable and solidaristic configuration.

This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention; the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State, that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long run sustains, nourishes, and impels human destinies.

Three of the gravest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance.

The inability to grasp the pathology* of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.

The most serious disorders may be provoked by the injection of living organisms into the blood, into a medium not intended for them, may provoke redoubtable manifestations of the gravest morbid phenomena.


I have read all that has been written by the gravest authorities on political economy on the subject of rent, wages, taxes, tithes.

You cannot come to Christ unless the Spirit of God brings you.

But what if you ignore His warnings? Then you are in the gravest danger, for some day God will no longer be speaking to you. Then it will be too late. Come to Christ while there is still time. Christ, God's greater Ark, stands ready to welcome you to safety today.

The gravest threat faced by the world is of an extremist group getting hold of nuclear weapons or materials.

Biggest profits mean gravest risks.

One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.


Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer.

We face the gravest threat that civilization has ever confronted.

It's global in nature and requires a global solution. Increased CO2 emissions anywhere, whether from China or the United States or from one of the countries that is burning its forests like Brazil or Indonesia.

This is one of the gravest crises Europe has ever experienced.

.. An agreement failed because of the completely stubborn attitudes of the UK and the Netherlands.

Bush and Inhofe will go down in history with other leaders such as Herbert Hoover and Neville Chamberlain who were blind to their nation's gravest threats.

The gravest of the ecclesiastical historians, Eusebius himself, indirectly confesses that he has related whatever might redound to the glory, and that he has suppressed all that could tend to the disgrace, of religion.


One of our gravest concerns is the entry of a nuclear device or materials into the U.S.

We spend our life building higher fences and stronger locks, when the gravest dangers are already inside

In fact, the gravest obstacle to the restoration of civilization in North America is universal suffrage. Letting everybody vote makes no sense. Obviously they are no good at it. The whole idea smacks of the fumble-witted idealism of a high-school Marxist society.

By his provocations to good-natured merriment, a humorist of the first water contributes as much to the sum of happiness as the gravest philosopher.

My gravest secret is that I really did fake the moon landing. On Venus!


For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he is his deep heart conceives God to be like.

That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted;

but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.

The ideals of technological culture remain underdeveloped and therefore outside of popular culture and the practical ideals of democracy. This is also why society as a whole has no control over technological developments. And this is one of the gravest threats to democracy in the near future. It is, then, imperative to develop a democratic technological culture.

From triumph to downfall is but a step.

I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs.


Poetry is a dance music measuring buck-and-wing follies along with the gravest and stateliest dead-marches.

Liberals and conservatives disagree over what are the most important sins.

For conservatives, the sins that matter are personal irresponsibility, the flight from family life, sexual permissiveness, the failure of individuals to work hard. For liberals, the gravest sins are intolerance, a lack of generosity toward the needy, narrow-mindedness toward social and racial minorities.

Can those entrusted with the gravest authority set any example save that of the sternest obedience to the law?

We avoid the gravest difficulties when, giving up the attempt to frame hypotheses concerning the constitution of matter, we pursue statistical inquiries as a branch of rational mechanics.

From not the gravest of Divines, Accept for once some serious Lines.

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