If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
The dearest days in one's life are those that seem very far and very near at once.
The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
What is wealth? A dream of fools.
Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.