"Who has not savored sin has not been qualified for saintliness. " ~~ Jacob Klatzkin
"Dwell in Israel, even among a majority of idolaters, rather than outside Israel, even among a majority of Jews!" ~~ Talmud, Ketubot
"The test of democracy is freedom to criticize." ~~ David Ben-Gurion
"A faultless man is possible only in a faultless world." ~~ Hasdai
"The sea takes abundantly and gives abundantly. " ~~ [Based on] Leviticus (Vayikra) R.
"Because you drowned others, others will drown you." ~~ Avot 2:6
"When does a man begin to feel that old age seized him? When he suddenly sees a new generation that conquers the field of labor and does the work differently from his practice." ~~ Achad Ha’am
"Who is wise? He who can learn from every man. Who is strong? He who can control his passions. Who is rich? He who is content with his lot. Whom do men honor? He who honors his fellow men." ~~ Ben Zoma, Sayings of the Fathers 4:1
"A door not open to good deeds is open to the doctor." ~~ Song of Songs R.
"Let bygones be bygones! " ~~ Talmud, Yoma
"Charm means more than beauty." ~~ Yiddish Proverb
"We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. " ~~ Elie Wiesel