Wisdom

The receiver of a gift is not the chooser.

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set afire.

Faith is the continuation of reason.

The goal is the same: life itself; and the price is the same; life itself.

A man knows not what is in the heart of his fellow.

Do not chatter overmuch.

He, whose first emotion on the view of an excellent production is to undervalue it, will never have one of his own to show.

Silence is a defence to wisdom.

"Love thy neighbor" is the Torah's greatest principle.

Rejoice in adversity even more than in prosperity, for suffering brings forgiveness of sin.

Often have I heard it said, What good thing you can do, do not defer it.

The price of power is responsibility for the public good.

The heart perceives that which the eye cannot see.

There is no unmixed good in human affairs; the best principles, if pushed to excess, degenerate into fatal vices. Generosity is nearly allied to extravagance; charity itself may lead to ruin; the sternness of justice is but one step removed from the severity of oppression. It is the same in the political world; the tranquillity of despotism resembles the stagnation of the Dead Sea; the fever of innovation the tempests of the ocean It would seem as if, at particular periods, from causes inscrutable to human wisdom, a universal frenzy seizes mankind; reason, experience, prudence, are alike blinded; and the very classes who are to perish in the storm are the first to raise its fury.

Better is bread with a happy heart than riches with vexation.

Another good thing in the heart of God is to pause before speaking.

Better is the praise and love of men than riches in the storehouse.