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.


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.


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.


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


Self-complacency is the companion of ignorance.


Judaism is absolutely incompatible with the abandonment of the Torah.