Some Quotes That Resonate With Me

Rabbi [Judah Hanassi] would say: Which is the correct path for man to choose? Whatever is harmonious for the one who does it, and harmonious for mankind.
Ethics of the Fathers 2:1

If I am not for myself, who is for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Rabbon Gamliel’s son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised among the wise, and I have found nothing better for the body than silence…
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:17

Ben Zoma would say: Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As it is written: “From all my teachers I have grown wise, for Your testimonials (eidosecha) are my meditation.”[1]
Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1

All quotes pulled from here. Although I should add for those who are interested this is just one site that I frequent.

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1 Comment

  1. Jack's Shack September 2, 2005 at 2:46 pm

    I have always enjoyed Pirkei Avot, there is some very interesting material there.

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