If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? But when I am for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?

— Hillel the Elder

The most cheering Hillel the Elder quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

What you yourself hate, don't do to your neighbor.

This is the whole law; the rest is commentary. Go and study.

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A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself.

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Golden Rule”: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.

That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.

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Take care of yourself - you never know when the world will need you.

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Be of the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving your fellow creatures and drawing them near to the Law.

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Say not: “When I have free time I shall study”, for you may perhaps never have any free time

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He who refuses to learn deserves extinction.

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Who does not grow, declines.

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Moreover he saw a skull floating on the surface of the water and he said unto it: Because you drowned others they drowned you; and those that drowned you will eventually be drowned.

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Do not say, 'When I have leisure, I will study,' because you may never have leisure.

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The more flesh, the more worms; the more possessions, the more worry.

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One who advances his name, destroys his name. One who does not increase, diminishes.

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About Hillel the Elder

Quotes 18 sayings
Birthday 110 BC

If not you, who? If not now, when?

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Do not unto others that which is hateful unto thee.

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The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach.

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In a place where there are no humans, one must strive to be human.

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Judge not thy friend until thou standest in his place.

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