Babylonian Talmud

Babylonian
Talmud
c. 5th Century B.C.

One of the Two Major Compilations of Jewish Religious Teachings and Commentary that was Transmitted Orally

Author Quotes

Who is honoured? He who honours others.

The end of wisdom is repentance and good works.

Physical cleanliness leads to spiritual purity.

If a man commit an offence and repeat it, it becomes in his eyes something permitted.

Ambition destroys its possessor.

Greater is he who lends (in time) than he who performs an act of charity.

The Holy One, blessed be He, hates a person who says one thing with his mouth and another in his heart.

He who bears reproach without resentment escapes a thousand grievances.

The man who causes the deed is greater than he who does it.

He who does not teach his son a trade teaches him as it were to become a robber.

The reward of studying is understanding.

He who eats much evacuates much, and he who increaseth this flesh multiplieth food for worms; but he who multiplieth good works causes peace within himself.

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

He who is loud in his prayers is short in his faith... He who prays must direct his heart to heaven.

Truth is the seal of God.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

What is hateful to thyself, do not to thy fellow man.

It is not the place that honors the man, but the man that adds luster to the place.

When a man gives vent to his wrath his wisdom leaves him.

Let every man divide his money into three parts, and invest a third in land, a third in business, and a third let him keep in reserve.

When a thief is breaking into a house, he calls on God to help him.

A name made great is a name destroyed.

Let the property of your fellow-man be as dear to you as your own.

Who is rich? He who enjoys his wealth.

An ignorant man will always be the first to be heard.

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First Name
Babylonian
Last Name
Talmud
Birth Date
c. 5th Century B.C.
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One of the Two Major Compilations of Jewish Religious Teachings and Commentary that was Transmitted Orally