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Maimonides Quotes: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.




Maimonides Quotes: "I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends."

I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends.




Maimonides Quotes: "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 are eight levels of charity.... The highest is when you strengthen a man's hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others.



Maimonides Quotes: "The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it"

The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it




Maimonides Quotes: "Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progress."

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progress.



Maimonides Quotes: "There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself."

There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself.



Maimonides Quotes: "Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means."

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.




Maimonides Quotes: "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."

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.



Maimonides Quotes: "God who preceded all existence is a refuge."

God who preceded all existence is a refuge.



Maimonides Quotes: "Man's obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his misery."

Man's obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his misery.



Maimonides Quotes: "No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."

No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.



Maimonides Quotes: "The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.




Maimonides Quotes: "To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible."

To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.



Maimonides Quotes: "What is lofty can be said in any language. What is mean should be said in none."

What is lofty can be said in any language. What is mean should be said in none.



Maimonides Quotes: "God cannot be compared to anything. Note this."

God cannot be compared to anything. Note this.



Maimonides Quotes: "A truth does not become greater by repetition."

A truth does not become greater by repetition.



Maimonides Quotes: "It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment."

It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment.



Maimonides Quotes: "Anticipate charity by preventing poverty."

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.



Maimonides Quotes: "In finances, be strict with yourself, generous with others."

In finances, be strict with yourself, generous with others.



Maimonides Quotes: "You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes."

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.



Maimonides Quotes: "Silence is the maturation of wisdom."

Silence is the maturation of wisdom.



Maimonides Quotes: "A small amount of wine such as three or four glasses is of benefit for the preservation of the health of human beings and an excellent remedy for most illnesses."

A small amount of wine such as three or four glasses is of benefit for the preservation of the health of human beings and an excellent remedy for most illnesses.



Maimonides Quotes: "The knowledge of God, the formation of ideas, the mastery of desire and passion, the distinction between that which is to be chosen and that which is to be rejected, all these man owes to his form."

The knowledge of God, the formation of ideas, the mastery of desire and passion, the distinction between that which is to be chosen and that which is to be rejected, all these man owes to his form.



Maimonides Quotes: "The goal of good health is to enable a person to acquire wisdom."

The goal of good health is to enable a person to acquire wisdom.



Maimonides Quotes: "Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel."

Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel.



Maimonides Quotes: "Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong."

Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.



Maimonides Quotes: "Nobody is ever impoverished through the giving of charity."

Nobody is ever impoverished through the giving of charity.



Maimonides Quotes: "It is hard for a woman with whom an uncircumcised man has had sexual intercourse to separate from him. In my opinion this is the strongest of the reasons for circumcision."

It is hard for a woman with whom an uncircumcised man has had sexual intercourse to separate from him. In my opinion this is the strongest of the reasons for circumcision.



Maimonides Quotes: "That which is produced with intention has passed over from non-existence to existence."

That which is produced with intention has passed over from non-existence to existence.



Maimonides Quotes: "Astrology is not an art, it is a disease."

Astrology is not an art, it is a disease.



Maimonides Quotes: "He who does not understand that a dead lion is more alive than a living dog will remain a dog."

He who does not understand that a dead lion is more alive than a living dog will remain a dog.



Maimonides Quotes: "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 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.



Maimonides Quotes: "In the beginning we must simplify the subject, thus unavoidably falsifying it, and later we must sophisticate away the falsely simple beginning."

In the beginning we must simplify the subject, thus unavoidably falsifying it, and later we must sophisticate away the falsely simple beginning.



Maimonides Quotes: "Contrast the experience with something worse and you cannot help feeling happy and grateful because... The change from trouble to comfort gives us more pleasure than uninterrupted comfort does."

Contrast the experience with something worse and you cannot help feeling happy and grateful because... The change from trouble to comfort gives us more pleasure than uninterrupted comfort does.



Maimonides Quotes: "The soul is subject to health and disease, just as is the body. The health and disease of both . . . undoubtedly depend upon beliefs and customs, which are peculiar to mankind."

The soul is subject to health and disease, just as is the body. The health and disease of both . . . undoubtedly depend upon beliefs and customs, which are peculiar to mankind.



Maimonides Quotes: "Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics."

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.



Maimonides Quotes: "In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary"

In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary



Maimonides Quotes: "It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death."

It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death.



Maimonides Quotes: "Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known."

Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known.



Maimonides Quotes: "He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity."

He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.



Maimonides Quotes: "A wise man is a greater asset to a nation than a king."

A wise man is a greater asset to a nation than a king.



Maimonides Quotes: "Work before eating, rest after eating. Eat not ravenously, filling the mouth gulp after gulp without breathing space."

Work before eating, rest after eating. Eat not ravenously, filling the mouth gulp after gulp without breathing space.



Maimonides Quotes: "Giving is most blessed and most acceptable when the donor remains completely anonymous."

Giving is most blessed and most acceptable when the donor remains completely anonymous.



Maimonides Quotes: "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 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.



Maimonides Quotes: "Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still."

Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.



Maimonides Quotes: "In so far as the soul is a force residing in the body; it has therefore been said that the properties of the soul depend of the condition of the body."

In so far as the soul is a force residing in the body; it has therefore been said that the properties of the soul depend of the condition of the body.



Maimonides Quotes: "Medical practice is not knitting and weaving and the labor of the hands, but it must be inspired with soul and be filled with understanding and equipped with the gift of keen observation . . ."

Medical practice is not knitting and weaving and the labor of the hands, but it must be inspired with soul and be filled with understanding and equipped with the gift of keen observation . . .



Maimonides Quotes: "Actions are divided as regards their object into four classes; they are either purposeless , unimportant , or vain , or good ."

Actions are divided as regards their object into four classes; they are either purposeless , unimportant , or vain , or good .



Maimonides Quotes: "Those who believe that... detailed rules originate in a certain cause, are as far from the truth as those who assume that the whole law is useless."

Those who believe that... detailed rules originate in a certain cause, are as far from the truth as those who assume that the whole law is useless.