Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Israel Salanter Lipkin

Rosh Yeshiva, Talmudist, Father of the Musar Movement in Orthodox Judaism

"Who thinks of reward serves himself, not God."

""Know thyself" means: devote time each day to studying yourself... ferreting out your weakness, working at self-improvement, purifying your immortal soul."

"Promote yourself, but do not demote another."

"Sincerity makes an untruth seem like a truth, while insincerity makes a truth seem like an untruth."

"Man is free in his imagination, but bound by his reason."

"When I carried the thought in my heart, it uplifted me; and when I expressed it , it lost its influence."