He hath made every thing beautiful in its time; also He hath set the world in their heart.
Kohelet 3, 11.
For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!
Mehmet Murat ildan
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
One who lends money is greater than one who performs charity, and one who forms a partnership is greater than all.
Talmud Shabbat 63a.
In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth – teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
“Do not do to others what would be hateful if done to you. That is the whole of the Torah. All the rest is commentary. Now go and study.”
Ethics of the Fathers, 2:7
He (Rabbi Tarfon) also used to say: It is not your obligation to complete the task, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it entirely…
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.
The Baal Shem Tov.
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke.
Remember: Things can go from the very worst to the very best… in just the blink of an eye.
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.
When they fell a fruit-bearing tree, a voice travels from one end to the other and is never heard.
Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer, Chap. 34.
Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
Jerusalem Talmud, Sanhedrin 4:1 (22a)
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?