Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
You must never tire fighting Satan.
If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
The dearest days in one's life are those that seem very far and very near at once.
What is wealth? A dream of fools.
The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
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