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One hour of repentance and good deeds in this world is more beautiful than all the life in the world to come. –Rabbi Jacob b. Kurshai, Mishna: Abot Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, […]

God is identical with His attributes, so that it may be said that He is the knowledge, the knower, and the known. –Maimonides, “Eight Chapters” Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

When you cannot love or hate any more, then where is the charm of life? –Arthur Schnitzler, “Professor Bernhardi” Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

The sun gives light by day, the Torah by day and night. –Asher b. Saul, Kol Bo Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

Death was decreed for all, so that men may not be righteous just for the sake of life. –Jonathan ben Eleazar, Jewish scholar of the third century, Palestine Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, […]

One pang of conscience is worth more than many lashes. –Jose b. Halafta, Talmud: Berakhot, 7a Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

Man’s advocates are repentance and good deeds. –Talmud: Sabbath, 32a Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

So follow the way of the good, and keep to the paths of the just. –Proverbs 2:20 As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old: You shall fear your God. –Leviticus 19:32 As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Judge not your neighbor till you’ve been in his place. Hillel, Mishna: Abot Reprinted from ‘A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,’ edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.