34+ Best Talmud Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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What is hateful to thee, do not unto thy fellow; this is the whole law All the rest is a commentary to this law; go and learn it Holy Talmud

A person is judged only by his acts at the time Talmud Rosh Hashanah

Man has three friends on whose company he relies First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives, they go only as far as the grave, leave him there The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave Holy Talmud

No witness can become the judge  Talmud, Rosh Hashanah

If your friend calls you a donkey, prepare a saddle for your back Holy Talmud

Who changes his place changes his luck  Talmud Rosh Hashanah

Even a poor person who subsists on the charity of others should perform acts of charity  Holy Talmud

If you grasp too much, you cannot hold it; when you take a little, you can Talmud Rosh Hashanah

Let every man divide his money into three parts, and invest a third in land, a third in business, and a third let him keep by him in reserve  Holy Talmud

David, King of Israel, lives on for ever!  Talmud Rosh Hashanah

Anyone who introduces excessive fear into his house will ultimately cause three sins infidelity, murder, and Sabbath desecration

Once a man is appointed leader of a community, he must be deemed mightiest of the mighty  Talmud Rosh Hashanah

A man should endeavor to be as pliant as a reed, and never unyielding like the cedar.  Taanit 20b:33

Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal in the field throw it to the dogs

He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity

So he brought the people down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, Separate everyone who laps water with his tongue like a dog Do the same with everyone who kneels to drink

Once a person has sinned and repeated the sin, he treats it as if it has become permitted. Rav Huna, Arachin 30b

He said to David, Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks? And David said, No! Worse than a dog

Know that this union is a holy and pure thing when it is properly conducted in the proper time, and with the proper intention God has created everything according to His wisdom, and has not created things to be ugly or shameful Ramban, Igeret Hakodesh

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?

A husband and wife are one soul, separated only through their descent to this world. When they are married, they are reunited again The Zohar, I91a

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and anyone who dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat, for the LORD has said it!

One who takes revenge due to his zealotry destroys his own house  Sanhedrin, 102b

Anyone who belongs to Baasha and dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and anyone who is his and dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat

Any love that depends on a specific cause, when that cause is gone, the love is gone; but if it does not depend on a specific cause, it will never cease  Pirkei Avot, 5:19

The dogs will eat Jezebel in the plot of land at Jezreel: He who belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and he who dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat

If your wife is short, bend down and whisper to her Bava Metzia 59a

The dogs will eat Jezebel in the plot of land at Jezreel, no one will bury her

A man should eat and drink less than his means, clothe himself according to his means, and honor his wife and children beyond his means Chullin 84b

But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs

When our love was strong, we could have lain on the blade of a sword. Now that our love is not strong, a bed of sixty cubits is insufficient Sanhedrin 7a

For dogs have surrounded me a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet