Richer is one hour of repentance and good works in this world than all of life of the world to come; and richer is one hour's calm of spirit in the world to come than all of life of this world.
Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.
Beware of too much laughter for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
A person will be called to account on Judgement Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.
He that gives should not remember, he that receives should never forget.
A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
A good son-in-law is like the acquisition of a new son; a bad one is like the loss of your daughter.
The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can't live without him is even more deluded.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
One should not stand at the foot of a sick persons bed because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
The rich man carries God in his pocket, the poor man in his heart.
He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.
It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love.