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#1. The word "art" does not designate the concept of a mere eventuality; it is a concept of rank.
To dwell is to garden. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#2. 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. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#3. The song still remains which names the land over which it sings. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#4. Everyone is the other and no one is himself. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#5. Dasein is a being that does not simply occur among other beings. Rather it is ontically distinguished by the fact that in its being this being is concerned about its very being. Thus it is constitutive of the being of Dasein to have, in its very being, a relation of being to this being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#6. We make a space inside ourselves, so that being can speak. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#7. There is much talk nowadays of blood and soil [Blut und Boden] as frequently invoked powers. Literati, whom one comes across even today, have already seized hold of them. Blood and soil are certainly powerful and necessary, but they are not a sufficient condition for the Dasein of a people. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#8. Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#9. We ourselves are the entities to be analyzed. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#10. Nevertheless, the ultimate business of philosophy is to preserve the force of the most elemental words in which Dasein expresses itself, and to keep the common understanding from levelling them off to that unintelligibility which functions in turn as a source of pseudo-problems. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#11. Mere anxiety is the source of everything - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#12. Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#13. The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#14. The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#15. The relationship between man and space is none other than dwelling, strictly thought and spoken. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#16. Has Dasein as itself ever freely decided, and will it ever be able to decide, whether it wants to come into "Dasein" or not? - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#17. Language is the house of the truth of Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#18. Being is only Being for Dasein - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#19. A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#20. Only in thoughtful dialogue with what it says can this fragment of thinking be translated. However, thinking is poetizing, and indeed
more than one kind of poetizing, more than poetry and song. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#21. In no way can it be uttered, as can other things, which one can learn. Rather, from out of a full, co-existential dwelling with the thing itself - as when a spark, leaping from the fire, flares into light - so it happens, suddenly, in the soul, there to grow, alone with itself. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#22. A giving which gives only its gift, but in the giving holds itself back and withdraws, such a giving we call sending. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#23. Understanding of being is itself a determination of being of Da-sein. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#24. The critique of the highest values hitherto does not simply refute them or declare them invalid. It is rather a matter of displaying their origins as impositions which must affirm precisely what ought to be negated by the values established. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#25. In Nietzsche's view nihilism is not a Weltanschauung that occurs at some time and place or another; it is rather the basic character of what happens in Occidental history. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#26. Thinking only begins at the point where we have come to know that Reason, glorified for centuries, is the most obstinate adversary of thinking. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#27. Truth is that which makes a people certain, clear, and strong. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#28. We do not say: Being is, time is, but rather: there is Being and there is time. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#29. To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#30. In the midst of beings as a whole an open place occurs. There is a clearing, a lighting ... Only this clearing grants and guarantees to us humans a passage to those beings that we ourselves are not, and access to the being that we ourselves are. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#31. The world, in resting upon the earth, strives to surmount it. As self-opening it cannot endure anything closed. The earth, however, as sheltering and concealing, tends always to draw the world into itself and keep it there - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#32. I know that everything essential and great originated from the fact that the human being had a homeland and was rooted in tradition. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#33. How one encounters reality is a choice. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#34. I take great pleasure, every day, in seeing my work deeply rooted in our native soil. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#35. If in Nietzsche's thinking the prior tradition of Western thought is gathered and completed in a decisive respect, then the confrontation with Nietzsche becomes one with all Western thought hitherto. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#36. To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world's night utters the holy. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#37. The thoughtless habit of using the words "existence" and "exist" as designations for being is one more indication of our estrangement both from being and from a radical, forceful, and definite exegesis of being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#38. Tell me how you read and I'll tell you who you are. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#39. Language is the house of Being. In its home man dwells. Those who think and those who create with words are the guardians of this home. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#40. Only if we are capable of dwelling, only then can we build - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#41. A man's first bond is that which ties him into the national community. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#42. 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. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#43. We are too late for the gods and too early for Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#44. The average, vague understanding of being can be permeated by traditional theories and opinions about being in such a way that these theories, as the sources of the prevailing understanding, remain hidden. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#45. He who never says anything cannot keep silent at any given moment. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#46. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#47. The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#48. Even in expecting, one leaps away from the possible and gets a footing in the real. It is for its reality that what is expected is expected. By the very nature of expecting, the possible is drawn into the real, arising from it and returning to it. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#49. The senses do not enable us to cognize any entity in its Being; they merely serve to announce the ways in which 'external' Things within-the-world are useful or harmful for human creatures encumbered with bodies ... they tell us nothing about entities in their Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#50. Longing is the agony of the nearness of the distant. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#51. But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#52. Questioning is the piety of thought. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#53. Profound boredom, drifting here and there in the abysses of our existence like a muffling fog, removes all things and men and oneself along with it into a remarkable indifference. This boredom reveals being as a whole. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#54. We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#55. 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. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#56. We do not "have" a body; rather, we "are" bodily. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#57. Technology is therefore no mere means. Technology is a way of revealing. If we give heed to this, then another whole realm for the essence of technology will open itself up to us. It is the realm of revealing, i.e., of truth - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#58. 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. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#59. Let himself be drawn hither by the coercion of the phenomena themselves - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#60. To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like a star in the world's sky. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#61. Being is an issue for one. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#62. So long as we represent technology as an instrument, we remain held fast in the will to master it. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#63. Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#64. This characteristic of Dasein's being this "that it is" is veiled in its "whence" and "whither. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#65. Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#66. Philosophy will not be able to effect an immediate transformation of the present condition of the world. This is not only true of philosophy, but of all merely human thought and endeavor. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#67. Form displays the relation [to beings] itself as the state of original comportment toward beings, the festive state in which the being itself in its essence is celebrated and thus for the first time placed in the open. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#68. A person is neither a thing nor a process but an opening through which the Absolute can manifest. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#69. The human being is not the lord of beings, but the shepherd of Being. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#70. The one: how it is (what it, Being, is) and also how not-Being (is) impossible. This is the pathway of grounded trust, - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#71. In order to remain silent Da-sein must have something to say. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#72. Whatever can be noted historically can be found within history. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#73. Do we know ourselves - our "self"? How are we supposed to be ourselves if we are not our selves? And how can we be our selves without knowing who we are, such that we are certain of being the ones we are? - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#74. Man dies constantly until the moment of his demise. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#75. Being the rational animal, man must be capable of thinking if he really wants to. Still, it may be that man wants to think, but cannot. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#76. Is the earth in our head? Or do we stand on the earth? - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#77. To dwell is to garden. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#78. 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. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#79. Dasein itself
and this means also its Being-in-the-world
gets its ontological understanding of itself in the first instance from those entities which it itself is not but which it encounters 'within' its world, and from the Being which they possess. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#80. One expects philosophy to promote, and even to accelerate, the practical and technical business of culture by alleviating it, making it easier. {9} - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#81. The essence of technology is by no means anything technological. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#82. To make of "the truth" a goddess amounts to turning the mere notion of something, namely the concept of the essence of truth, into a "personality. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#83. True time is four-dimensional. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#84. He who thinks great thoughts often makes great errors - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#85. We should live totally in the face of the night and of the Evil. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#86. But what is great can only begin great. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#87. Spiritual superiority [consists in] deep dedication ... in the form of the most rigorous training, as commitment, resistance, solitude, and love. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#88. The possible ranks higher than the actual. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#89. The nothing nothings. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#90. But anyone who only expects thinking to give assurances, and awaits the day when we can go beyond it as unnecessary, is demanding that thought annihilate itself. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#91. We would like only, for once, to get to where we are already. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#92. Nietzsche ... does not shy from conscious exaggeration and one-sided formulations of his thought, believing that in this way he can most clearly set in relief what in his vision and in his inquiry is different from the run-of-the-mill. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#93. What is peddled about nowadays as philosophy, especially that of N.S., but has nothing to do with the inner truth and greatness of that movement is nothing but fishing in that troubled sea of values and totalities. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#94. Temporality temporalizes as a future which makes present in the process of having been. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#95. only he who already understands can listen - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#96. In everything well known something worthy of thought still lurks. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#97. We name time when we say: every thing 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. Every thing has its time. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#98. The will to mastery becomes all the more urgent the more technology threatens to slip from human control - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#99. Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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#100. There is no such thing as an empty word, only one that is worn out yet remains full. - Author: Martin Heidegger
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