Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

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."