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+ 254 He has the most who is most content with the least. Diogenes


+ 307 We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. Diogenes


+ 254 As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. Diogenes


+ 261 Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly. Diogenes


+ 337 Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. Diogenes


+ 279 I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes


+ 269 The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes


+ 271 What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. Diogenes


+ 280 I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes


+ 222 A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. Diogenes


+ 314 I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. Diogenes


+ 328 Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music. Diogenes


+ 297 When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man. Diogenes


+ 281 It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little. Diogenes


+ 271 Stand a little less between me and the sun. Diogenes


+ 263 Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad. Diogenes


+ 309 Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. Diogenes


+ 227 Blushing is the color of virtue. Diogenes


+ 286 I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals. Diogenes


+ 275 I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough. Diogenes


+ 250 I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be. Diogenes


+ 287 The great thieves lead away the little thief. Diogenes


+ 304 It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend. Diogenes


+ 270 The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. Diogenes


+ 266 The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted. Diogenes


+ 224 The mob is the mother of tyrants. Diogenes


+ 278 The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them. Diogenes


+ 268 Calumny is only the noise of madmen. Diogenes


+ 286 In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. Diogenes


+ 253 Modesty is the color of virtue. Diogenes


+ 215 No man is hurt but by himself. Diogenes


+ 276 Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings? Diogenes


+ 299 The art of being a slave is to rule one's master. Diogenes


+ 310 There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool. Diogenes


+ 266 Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves? Diogenes


+ 292 Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. Diogenes


+ 276 It takes a wise man to discover a wise man. Diogenes


+ 236 I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory. Nancy Pelosi


+ 436 It was just such uniqueness of points of view that startled Ruth. Not only were they new to her, and contrary to her own beliefs, but she always felt in them germs of truth that threatened to unseat or modify her own convictions. Had she been fourteen instead of twenty-four, she might have been changed by them; but she was twenty-four, conservative by nature and upbringing, and already crystallized into the cranny of life where she had been born and formed. It was true, his bizarre judgments troubled her in the moments they were uttered, but she ascribed them to his novelty of type and strangeness of living, and they were soon forgotten. Nevertheless, while she disapproved of them, the strength of their utterance, and the flashing of eyes and earnestness of face that accompanied them, always thrilled her and drew her toward him. She would never have guessed that this man who had come from beyond her horizon, was, in such moments, flashing on beyond her horizon with wider and deeper concepts. Her own limits were the limits of her horizon; but limited minds can recognize limitations only in others. And so she felt that her outlook was very wide indeed, and that where his conflicted with hers marked his limitations; and she dreamed of helping him to see as she saw, of widening his horizon until it was identified with hers. Jack London


+ 369 He would also say: Beloved is man, for he was created in the image [of G-d]; it is a sign of even greater love that it has been made known to him that he was created in the image, as it is says, "For in the image of G-d, He made man" (Genesis 9:6). Beloved are Israel, for they are called children of G-d; it is a sign of even greater love that it has been made known to them that they are called children of G-d, as it is stated: "You are children of the L-rd your G-d" (Deuteronomy 14:1). Beloved are Israel, for they were given a precious article; it is a sign of even greater love that it has been made known to them that they were given a precious article, as it is stated: "I have given you a good purchase; My Torah, do not forsake it" (Proverbs 4:2). Pirkei Avot 3:14


+ 324 Rabbi Shimon the son of Judah would say in the name of Rabbi Shimon the son of Yochai: Beauty, strength, wealth, honor, wisdom, sageness, old age and children are becoming to the righteous and becoming to the world. As is stated (Proverbs 16:31): "Old age is a crown of beauty, to be found in the ways of righteousness." And it says (ibid. 20:29): "The beauty of youths is their strength, and the glory of sages is their age." And it says (ibid., 17:6): "The crown of sages are their grandchildren, and the beauty of children their fathers." And it says (Isaiah 24:23): "And the moon shall be abashed and the sun shamed, for the Lord of hosts has reigned in Zion, and before his elders is glory." Rabbi Shimon the son of Menasia would say: these seven qualities enumerated by the sages for the righteous were all realized in Rabbi [Judah HaNassi] and his sons. Pirkei Avot 6:8


+ 370 God acquired five acquisitions in his world. These are: one acquisition is the Torah, one acquisition are the heavens and the earth, one acquisition is Abraham, one acquisition is the people of Israel, and one acquisition is the Holy Temple. The Torah, as it is written (Proverbs 8:22), "God acquired me as the beginning of His way, before His works of yore." The heavens and the earth, as it is written (Isaiah 66:1), "So says God: The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool; what house, then, can you build for Me, and where is My place of rest?"; and it says (Psalms 104:25), "How many are your works, O God, You have made them all with wisdom; the earth is filled with Your acquisitions." Abraham, as it is written (Genesis 14:19), "And he blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram to God Most High, acquirer of heavens and earth." Israel, as it is written (Exodus 15:16), "Till Your nation, O God, shall pass, till this nation You have acquired shall pass"; and it says (Psalms 16:3), "To the holy who are upon earth, the noble ones, in whom is all My delight." The Holy Temple, as it is written (Exodus 15:17), "The base for Your dwelling that you, God, have achieved; the Sanctuary, O Lord, that Your hands have established"; and it says (Psalms 78:54), "And He brought them to His holy domain, this mount His right hand has acquired." Pirkei Avot 6:10


+ 255 In the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God. Genesis 21,33


+ 184 If you want to know the prophecy about the End of Times, then use the information in Genesis alone.


+ 185 It is a Prophecy about the End which was told to us by God in the beginning, in Genesis!


+ 113 What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes. Donald Trump