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The Talmud Quotes

Jewish Archive of Oral Tradition

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.

Category: Adversity

If one man says to thee, ''Thou art a donkey,'' pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle.

Category: Advice

Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.

Category: Enjoyment

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.

Category: Gossip

Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies.

Category: Kindness

Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.

Category: Law And Lawyers

This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Category: Lies And Lying

The sun will set without thy assistance.

Category: Nature

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.

Category: Parents And Parenting

A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.

Category: Quotations

Greater even than the pious man is he who eats that which is the fruit of his own toil; for scripture declares him twice-blessed.

Category: Rewards

Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.

Category: Sin