Talmud Quotes





Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Talmud QuotesTikkun Olam (Heal the World) is a fundamental Talmudic tenet:
When you save one person, you save the world.


The Talmud



  • Overview: The Talmud is a collection of teachings, laws and interpretations inspired by the Old Testament, which took more than 600 years to write. Essentially, it's a lifetime guide to every aspect of life. 
  • Key lesson: In short, be ethical. Everything we do matters to the world, from how we speak to what we think. The Talmud basically teaches us to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
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Inspirational
Talmud 
Quotes 


"The highest form of wisdom is kindness.”

- The Talmud

“There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen appart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.”

- The Talmud

"No labor, however humble, is dishonoring."

- The Talmud


"Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end."

- The Talmud

"A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished."

- The Talmud

"When you teach your son, you teach your son's son."

- The Talmud


"The sun will set without thy assistance."

- The Talmud

"There is no pity for a man who moans about living in one town and does not move to another."

- The Talmud

"Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies."

- The Talmud




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A Talmudic look at living purposefully!

What is the purpose of living? Like most questions in life, the answer depends on who you ask.

An existentialist would probably tell you that the meaning of your life is whatever you do with yours. Ask a utilitarian and the answer would likely be "do good" in the world.

The Talmud, a compendium of life lessons based on the Old Testament, also has a unique answer to this question. For a short and highly entertaining glance at what the Talmud would say, be sure to watch this video to the end. May you find your purpose in life.


"You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think."

- The Talmud

"For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest."

- The Talmud

 "A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up."

- The Talmud


"Live well. It is the greatest revenge."

- The Talmud

“Doubt cannot override a certainty.”

- The Talmud

“Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.”

- The Talmud


“Examine the contents, not the bottle.”

- The Talmud

“Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act.”

- The Talmud

“Don't use the conduct of a fool as a precedent.”

- The Talmud


“He who loves money will not be satisfied with it.”

- The Talmud

“Life is so short we must move very slowly.”

- The Talmud

“More people die from over-eating than from undernourishment.”

- The Talmud


"The liar’s punishment is that even when he speaks the truth, no one believes him."

- The Talmud

"No two minds are alike, just as no two faces are alike."

- The Talmud

"A person’s true character is ascertained by three parameters: his cup, his pocket and his anger."

- The Talmud


"The world is a dark place for one who looks to the table of others."

- The Talmud

"Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes."

- The Talmud

"No one is truly poor, save for someone who is ill."

- The Talmud


"A prisoner cannot free himself."

- The Talmud

"Just as you are obligated to speak when your words will be heeded, you must remain silent when you know your words will be ignored."

- The Talmud

"If you have guarded your mouth from evil speech, your days will be peaceful."

- The Talmud


"Silence is beautiful for wise people; it is all the more beautiful for fools."

- The Talmud

"Even a poor person who subsists on the charity of others should perform acts of charity."

- The Talmud

"For many afflictions, silence is the best remedy."

- The Talmud


"Where men truly wish to go, there their feet will manage to take them."

- The Talmud

"If it be as clear to you as the light of morn, say it! If it be not, say it not."

- The Talmud

"The talk of the child in the street is that of his father or mother at home."

- The Talmud


"If you do not know what there is on earth, do you expect to know what there is in heaven?"

- The Talmud

"Much have I learned from my teachers, more from my colleagues, but most from my students."

- The Talmud

"Who shames his friend in public is as one that sheds blood."

- The Talmud


"Anger in a home is like rottenness in fruit."

- The Talmud

"The wheel always comes full circle."

- The Talmud

"It is not the place that honors its man, but the man that honors his place."

- The Talmud


"Anger and wrath are angels of destruction."

- The Talmud

"Hate is like a channel made by water: it widens continually."

- The Talmud

"Whether you do little or much, let it be out of good intentions."

- The Talmud


"Blessed is the son who studies with his father, and blessed is the father who teaches his son."

- The Talmud

"The begger is hungry and does not know it."

- The Talmud

"Whoever causes the loss of a single soul is as though he caused the loss of a world entire, and whoever saves one is as though he saved a universe."

- The Talmud


"Weep for the mourners and not for the dead, for he is gone to his rest and we are left to lament."

- The Talmud

"Three things drain a man’s health: worry, travel and sin."

- The Talmud

"Jewelry is only elegant if the wearer is."

- The Talmud


"Shutting one’s eye from charity is like worshiping idols."

- The Talmud

"Hope for a miracle but don’t depend on one."

- The Talmud

"Honor your father, even if you have to go begging from door to door."

- The Talmud


"God loves those who do not insist upon their privileges."

- The Talmud

"A town without schoolchildren is doomed to destruction."

- The Talmud

"Never promise something to a child and not give it to him, because in that way he learns to lie."

- The Talmud


"If you are a man of the sword, you can’t claim to be a man of the book; and if you are a man of the book, you will not be a man of the sword."

- The Talmud

"It is better to eat herbs and fear no creditors, than eat meat and have to hide from them."

- The Talmud

"Benevolence is kindlier than charity."

- The Talmud


"Happy the generation where the big listen to the little."

- The Talmud

"If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two."

- The Talmud

"What is hateful to thee, never do to thy fellow man: that is the entire Torah; all the rest is commentary."

- The Talmud


"Don’t worry about tomorrow: who knows, what may befall you this day?"

- The Talmud

"Hospitality to strangers shows reverence for the name of the Lord."

- The Talmud

"A gate once widened stays wide."

- The Talmud


"He who studies but does not repeat his lessons is as one who plants but does not enjoy the fruit."

- The Talmud

"Him who humbles himself, God exalts; him who exalts himself, God humbles; from him who searches for greatness, greatness flies; him who flies from greatness, greatness searches out: with him who is importunate with circumstances, circumstance is importunate; by him who gives way to circumstance, circumstance stands."

- The Talmud

"Greater is he who acts from love than he who acts from fear."

- The Talmud




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