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 man does not hurt his finger unless it is decreed from above.

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof.

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.

He who has more learning than goodness is like a tree with many branches and few roots, which the first wind throws down; whilst he whose works are greater than his knowledge is like a tree with many roots and fewer branches, which all the winds of heaven cannot uproot.

If thou hast commenced a good action, leave it not incomplete.

Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.

Sinful thoughts are even more dangerous than sin itself.

The noblest of all charities is in enabling the poor to earn a livelihood.

To have no faithful friends is worse than death.

Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act.

A man should endeavor to be as pliant as a reed, yet as hard as cedar-wood.

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.

First correct thyself, then correct others.

He who hath compassion upon others receives compassion from Heaven.

If thou lackest knowledge, what hast thou then acquired? Hast thou acquired knowledge, what else dost thou want?

Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbor.

Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.

The parent who does not teach the child a useful trade is teaching him or her to steal

Tongue in the mouth of woman is one of God's less agreeable blunders.

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.

A person who seeks help for a friend, while needy himself, will be answered first.

Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway

Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.

He who is without a wife dwells without blessing, life, joy, help, good, and peace.

If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.

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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