You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.

— Solomon Schechter

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Whatever the faults of the rabbis, consistency was not one of them.

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By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.

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In short, the Gaon was a one-sided, severe ascetic, and would never have deserved the title of a good father, a good husband, an amiable man ... [T]here is no occasion at all for pitying Mrs. Gaon. ... Saints are happy in their suffering, and noble souls find their happiness in sacrificing themselves for these sufferers.

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Ages employed in making history have no time for studying it.

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Self-complacency is the companion of ignorance.

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Judaism is absolutely incompatible with the abandonment of the Torah.

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