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Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones.
--Hasidic saying,
attributed to the Belzer Rebbe, Shalom Rokeakh
"All my days I have been raised among the Sages, and I found nothing better for oneself than silence; not study, but practice is the main thing; and one who talks excessively brings on sin."
--Shimon ben Rabban Gamliel,
Pirkei Avot 1:17
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
--Yiddish Proverb
The best security for old age: respect your children.
--Sholem Asch
A man should not act as a judge either for someone he loves or for someone he hates. For no man can see the guilt of someone he loves or the good qualities in someone he hates.
--- Babylonian Talmud,
tractate Ketubbot


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