Talmud or The Talmud

Talmud or The Talmud
c. 3rd Century
6th Century

Scholarly Interpretation including the Mishnah and Gemara, First Codification of Jewish Oral Law, Talmud meaning "instruction, learning", Central Text of mainstream Judaism consisting of 63 tractates expressing the opinions of thousands of rabbis on subjects including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology and lore

Author Quotes

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

Customs are more powerful than laws.

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest.

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money.

Into the well which supplies thee with water, cast no stones.

Never put thyself in the way of temptation: even David could not resist it.

The bad teacher's words fall on his pupils like harsh rain; the good teacher's, as gently as dew.

The whole worth of a kind deed is in the love that inspires it.

Underneath the wings of the seraphim are stretched the arms of the divine mercy, ever ready to receive sinners.

Who is strong? He who subdues his passions.

A word is worth one coin; silence is worth two.

Do not attempt to confute a lion after he's dead.

God said: you must teach, as I taught, without a fee.

He who mixes with unclean things becomes unclean himself; he whose associations are pure becomes purer each day.

It is fitting for a great God to forgive great sinners.

No labor, however humble, is dishonoring – rather perform the lowest work but don’t be dependent on people’s charity.

The best conduct a man can adopt is that which gains him the esteem of others without depriving him of his own.

There are stars whose light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen apart. There are people whose remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.

Understand a man by his deeds and words; the impressions of others lead to false judgment.

Who is wise? One who learns from all.

All ailings, only not the ailing of heart; all evils, but not an evil wife.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

God wants the heart.

He who promises runs in debt.

It is not upon thee to finish the work; neither art thou free to abstain from it.

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First Name
Talmud or The Talmud
Birth Date
c. 3rd Century
Death Date
6th Century
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Scholarly Interpretation including the Mishnah and Gemara, First Codification of Jewish Oral Law, Talmud meaning "instruction, learning", Central Text of mainstream Judaism consisting of 63 tractates expressing the opinions of thousands of rabbis on subjects including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology and lore