81+ Best Rabbi Nahman of Breslov Quotes

Nachman of Breslov, also known as Reb Nachman of Bratslav, Reb Nachman Breslover, Nachman from Uman, was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Nachman’s religious philosophy revolved around closeness to God and speaking to God in normal conversation “as you would with a best friend.” Inspirational Rabbi Nahman of Breslov quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Rabbi Nahman of Breslov Quotes

Let the good in me connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

You are wherever your thoughts are, make sure your thoughts are where you want to be. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The prosperity of a country can be seen simply in how it treats its old people. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The best weapons of a Jew are his prayers. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Don’t ask God to change the laws of nature for you. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The man who disobeys his parents will have disobedient sons. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for? – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Common sense is strengthened by joy. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

When you help scholars, you gain a share in their learning. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

All new beginnings require that you unlock a new door. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Don’t ever fret over married children; they will take care of themselves. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

To revive a man is no slight thing. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A strict master will not have understanding sons. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Even the poor should give something to charity. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A drunkard cannot plead his case. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Victory cannot tolerate truth. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Teach a child good manners during babyhood. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Always help the persecuted. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A mitzvah that costs money is worth more than one that costs nothing. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Lies are usually caused by an undue fear of men. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Where there is no truth there is no grace. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Man must not rely on pure reason; he must mix faith with it. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Charity with a smile shows the donor’s character. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

When a father is quick to lose his tempre, his sons are fools. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If we do not help a man in trouble, it is as if we caused the trouble. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

God forgets those who reject proof that they are wrong. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

An angry man is unfit to pray. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Thinking is more precious than all five senses. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Knowledge that is paid for will be longer remembered. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Better a superstitious believer than a rational unbeliever. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A man should eat slowly, properly, even if he eats alone. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The Torah itself becomes coarse in the mouth of a man of pride. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

We each have the kind of children we deserve. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Flattery leads to vulgarity; the flatterer is despised. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

He who cannot accept reproof cannot become great. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Unfounded hate only multiplies quarrels. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Disparage no book, for it is also a part of the world. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Include yourself in any reproof. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The man who has led a good life will find many allies. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

I conquered my hostility by putting it away until the day I might need it. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A man should believe in God through faith, not because of miracles. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Proper praying is like a person who wanders through a field gathering flowers-one by one, until they make a beautiful bouquet. In the same manner, a person must gather each letter, each syllable, to form them into words of prayer. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Feel no sadness because of evil thoughts: it only strengthens them. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A man’s drive for profit should be prompted by the desire to give charity. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

When a man is able to take abuse with a smile, he is worthy to become a leader. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Whoever is able to write a book and does not, it is as if he has lost a child – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If all the ancient sacred writings had been preserved, some would be found to be heretical. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The man who acts humble in order to win praise is guilty of the lowest form of pride. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The I is the soul, which endures. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Those who are pure of heart find new thoughts whenever they meditate. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Arbitration is justice blended with charity. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A quarrelsome man deserves no honors. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Charity cures heartaches. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Who lacks confidence speaks lies more readily. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Freedom is the world of joy. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

A modest woman has good children. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Where there is no compassion, crime increases. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

There is Truth, the truth of the Truth and there is Peace. The Truth is ‘the boy stole an apple’, the truth of the Truth is ‘the boy was hungry’ and Peace is ‘nobody stole anything, now, give the boy an apple!’ – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Always wear a smile. The gift of life will then be yours to give. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites. Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another, who absolutely opposes you, and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two. On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites, never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile. On the contrary, and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

It is a great mitzvah to be happy always. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Even if you can’t sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Find a day for yourself-better yet, late at night. Go to the forest or to the field, or lock yourself in a room … You will meet solitude there. There you will be able to listen attentively to the noise of the wind first, to birds singing, to see wonderful nature and to notice yourself in it … and to come back to harmonic connection with the world and its Creator. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having to force it. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow? – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If you never want to see the face of hell, when you come home from work every night, dance with your kitchen towel and, if you’re worried about waking up your family, take off your shoes. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Believe that none of the effort you put into coming closer to God is ever wasted – even if in the end you don’t achieve what you are striving for. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Prayers truly from the heart open all doors in Heaven. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

If you do not help a man with his troubles, it is equivalent to bringing troubles to him. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

More men die from overeating than undernourishment. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

He who has no confidence utters falsehoods, and he who utters falsehoods has no confidence. – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

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