The Talmud Quotes

As a witness in court, it is wrong to say what is untrue or what gives the wrong idea. It is wrong not to tell in court what you only heard from others, even if it was told you by someone you trust. Tell in court only what you yourself heard and saw.

Make your books your companions.

If one person tell thee that thou hast ass’s ears, do not mind it; but if two persons make this assertion, at once place a packsaddle upon thy back.

Do not buy an animal, even a bird, until you have the food you will need for it. Do not eat until you have fed your animals. If an animal must be killed for food, see that it is done with as little pain and shock as possible. Never, unnecessarily kill or hurt an animal.

A judge should treat rich and poor alike, with equal respect, hearing both sides an equal amount, not favoring the poor out of pity or the rich because of looking up to them or because of past favors or hope of future favors. Neighbors and strangers also should be judged alike and small cases given […]

He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.