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THE TALMUD
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A legal decision depends not on the teacher's age, but on the force of his argument.
      - [Law]

A tree in the desert is still a tree.
      - [Trees]

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof.
      - [Caution]

Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway.
      - [Breeding]

Do not attempt to confute a lion after he's dead.
      - [Argument]

Don't use the conduct of a fool as a precedent.
      - [Fools]

Doubt cannot override a certainty.
      - [Doubt]

He who promiseth runs in debt.
      - [Promises]

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.
      - [Humility]

Into the well which supplies thee with water, cast no stones.
      - [Gratitude]

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
      - [Study]

The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it hath.
      - [Proverbs]

The sun sets without thy assistance.
      - [Proverbs]

The world is only saved by the breath of the school children.
      - [Education]

Throw no stones into the well whence you have drunk.
      - [Ingratitude]

Underneath the wings of the seraphim are stretched the arms of the divine mercy, ever ready to receive sinners.
      - [Mercy]

When a thief has no opportunity for stealing, he considers himself an honest man.
      - [Opportunity]

Who is strong? He who subdues his passions.
      - [Passion]

Trust not your own powers till the day of your death.
      - Aboth (2) [Death]

A man should endeavor to be as pliant as a reed, yet as hard as cedar-wood.
      - Babylonian Talmud, Taanith (20)
        [Character]

Ambition destroys its possessor.
      - Babylonian Talmud, Yoma (86) [Ambition]

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
      - Talmud, Aboth (IV, 20) [Companionship]

When the wine's in, murder will out.
      - Talmud, Erubin (65) [Wine and Spirits]

Sheep follow sheep.
      - Talmud, Ketuboth (62) [Example]

The myrtle that grows among thorns is a myrtle still.
      - Talmud, Sanhedrin (44) [Names]


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