Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Danny Siegel

American Poet, Teacher, Author, Lecturer on 'Tzedakah' (charitable or righteous giving) and Jewish Values

"High theory and mere mind-stimulation are secondary; living itself - in the real world, among people - is the essence... I hereby promise to attempt to be a mensh, a decent, caring human being. Neutrality, noncommitment, indifference have no place in life. To be fully human, we are committed to being caring, sensitive, aggressively compassionate people. Our lives are defined by how we act. We are alive because we perform just and righteous deeds, deeds of gentle loving kindness."