49+ Best Talmud Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Talmud quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Talmud Quotes

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

Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order. – Talmud

Life is so short we must move very slowly. – Talmud

The end result of wisdom is… good deeds. – Talmud

Silence (in court) may be equivalent to confession – Talmud

He whose wisdom exceeds his works, to what may he be likened? To a tree whose branches are numerous but whose roots are few. The wind comes along and uproots it and sweeps it down. – Talmud

Who is wise? One who learns from all. – Talmud

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

Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend’s friend has a friend; be discreet. – Talmud

When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. – Talmud

When a scholar goes to seek out a bride he should take along an ignoramus as an expert – Talmud

Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure. – Talmud

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

He who is without a wife dwells without blessing, life, joy, help, good, and peace – Talmud

Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway – Talmud

Who is a hero? He who conquers his urges – Talmud

A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read. – Talmud

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

Richer is one hour of repentance and good works in this world than all of life of the world to come; and richer is one hour’s calm of spirit in the world to come than all of life of this world – Talmud

You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think – Talmud

The Divine Spirit does not reside in any except the joyful heart – Talmud

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world – Talmud

Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end. – Talmud

Don’t use the conduct of a fool as a precedent – Talmud

If silence be good for the wise, how much better for fools – Talmud

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money – Talmud

The burden is equal to the horse’s strength. – Talmud

Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act – Talmud

The day is short, the labor long, the workers are idle, and reward is great, and the Master is urgent – Talmud

Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men. – Talmud

A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not. – Talmud

To break an oral agreement which is not legally binding is morally wrong – Talmud

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 and leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond th – Talmud

The deeper the sorrow the less the tongue has it. – 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. – Talmud

Greater even than the pious man is he who eats that which is the fruit of his own toil; for scripture declares him twice-blessed. – Talmud

A person who seeks help for a friend, while needy himself, will be answered first – Talmud

More people die from over-eating than from undernourishment – Talmud

Only a fraction of a man’s virtues should be enumerated in his presence – Talmud

Do not decide that someone is good until you see how he or she acts at home – Talmud

How many pens are broken, how many ink bottles consumed, to write about things that have never happened – Talmud

If one man says to thee, ”Thou art a donkey’,’ pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle. – Talmud

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow. – Talmud

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof – Talmud

Hire yourself out to work, which is beneath you, rather than become dependent on others – Talmud

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

This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth. – Talmud

There are three whose lives are lacking: the over-compassionate, the hot-tempered, and the too-squeamish – Talmud