A wise man is a greater asset to a nation than a king.
Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
An ignorant man believes that the whole universe only exists for him: as if nothing else required any consideration. If, therefore, anything happens to him contrary to his expectation, he at once concludes that the whole universe is evil.
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
Astrology is not an art, it is a disease.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel.
For that which is without a beginning, a final cause need not be sought.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends.
If the whole earth is infinitely small in comparison with the sphere of the stars, what is man compared with all these created beings?
In finances, be strict with yourself, generous with others.
In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary.
It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death.
It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him.
It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.
Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.
Man's obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his misery.
One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good- he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad- he and the world is destroyed.
Silence is the maturation of wisdom.
The more necessary a thing is for living beings, the more easily it is found and the cheaper it is; the less necessary it is, the rarer and dearer it is.
The more we desire for that which is superfluous, the more we meet with difficulties; our strength and possessions are spent in unnecessary things, and are wanting when required for that which is necessary.
The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
The true work of God is all good, since it is existence.
There are eight levels of charity... The highest is when you strengthen a man's hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others.
There is no difference between the pain of humans and the pain of other living beings, since the love and tenderness of the mother for the young are not produced by reasoning, but by feeling, and this faculty exists not only in humans but in most living beings.
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.
We are obligated to be more scrupulous in fulfilling the commandment of charity than any other positive commandment because charity is the sign of a righteous man.
We each decide whether to make ourselves learned or ignorant, compassionate or cruel, generous or miserly. No one forces us. No one decides for us, no one drags us along one path or the other. We are responsible for what we are.
You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
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