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 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.

No labor, however humble, is dishonoring.

The best preacher is the heart; the best teacher is time; the best book is the world; the best friend is God.

There are three things which, in great quantity, are bad, and, in little, very good: leaven, salt, and liberality.

Until a child is one year old it is incapable of sin.

Who’s respected? The one that respects other human beings.

All the blessings of a household come through the wife, therefore should her husband honor her.

Do not decide that someone is good until you see how he or she acts at home.

Good deeds are better than creeds.

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.

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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