If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.

— Samson Raphael Hirsch

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It's not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you are with what you have.


Above all, those to whom the care of young minds has been entrusted should see to it that they respect both the smallest and largest animals as beings which, like people, have been summoned to the joy of life.


One glorious chain of love, of giving and receiving, unites all creatures.


All the various component parts of the Hebrew worship subserve this great purpose, the bringing of man into communication with God.


The more the Jew is a Jew, the more universalist will his views and aspirations be, the less aloof will he be from anything that is noble and good, true and upright, in art or science, in culture or education; the more joyfully will he applaud whenever he sees truth and justice and peace and the ennoblement of man prevail and become dominant in human society.


We live in a divine world.


However important it is that love shall precede marriage, it is far more important that it shall continue after marriage.


To really observe the Sabbath in our day and age! To cease for a whole day from all business, from all work, amidst the frenzied hurry-scurry of our age! To close the stock exchanges, the stores, the factories - how would it be possible? The pulse of life would stop beating and the world perish! The world perish? To the contrary, it would be saved.


Every breath drawn by an individual who truly serves God will elicit a responsive chord from the universe around him.

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