What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
What is wealth? A dream of fools.
If you feel that you are good dont be too proud of it.
I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
Only the other world has substance and reality only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
Be modest humble simple. Control your anger.
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.
The dearest days in ones life are those that seem very far and very near at once.
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look smile or act.
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.
If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.
If a man is tongue-tied dont laugh at him but rather feel pity for him as you would for a man with broken legs.
Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
Above all you must fight conceit envy and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
You must never tire fighting Satan.