French Rabbi, Biblical Scholar, Author of Commentaries on the Talmud and Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)
"Each person is a one time phenomenon, an occurrence that has never been before and will never be again. You have a unique blend of character traits and personality. You are unique in your particular family constellation, born in a specific time of history and in a specific environment. This uniqueness gives you great importance. Only you can accomplish your unique life tasks."
"The less gratitude you receive for doing a kind act, the greater the value of the act. True kindness is when we do not receive anything in return for what we do."
"A falsehood in which some truth is not stated at the beginning, cannot be maintained in the end."
"I will make the land [so] desolate- This is [actually] a kindly measure for Israel, for their enemies will not find any satisfaction in their land, for it will be desolate of its inhabitants."
"God knew where he was, but he asked so as to start a conversation with Adam and avoid startling him too much to reply."
"The prayers of the sick are more effective than the prayers of others, and are answered first."
"The Torah begins with an account of the Creation so that if there ever comes a time when the nations of the world accuse the Jewish people of having stolen the Land of Israel, the Jews can respond: "
"They were not aware of the way of modesty, to distinguish between good and bad. Even though there had been put in man knowledge to be able to call the animals names, there had not been put in him the drive towards evil."
"We learn from here the humility of the Holy One, Blessed is He. Since man is in the likeness of the angels, and they would be jealous of him, for this reason, He consulted them."
"We learn from this that we tell only part of a man's qualities in his presence, and all of them when he is not present."
"When they gather together as a single unit, and there is harmony among them--- then He is their king, but not when there is dissention among them."