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

More people die from over-eating than from undernourishment.

Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know."

The sacred books should be burned rather than made available to women

Too many captains sink the ship.

Who is a hero? He who conquers his urges.

A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.

Commit a sin twice, and it will not seem to thee a sin.

For the sake of peace one may lie, but peace itself should never be a lie.

He who lives by the work of his hands is greater than he who indulges in idle piety.

If you wish to know how much preferable wisdom is to gold, then observe: if you change gold you get silver for it, but your gold is gone; but if you exchange one sort of wisdom for another, you obtain fresh knowledge, and at the same time keep what you possessed before.

Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit.

That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation.

The sun sets without thy assistance.

Trust not your own powers till the day of your death.

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.

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.

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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