Maimonides Quotes

Top 65 wise famous quotes and sayings by Maimonides

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Maimonides quotes: Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know', and thou shalt progress. Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know', and thou shalt progress.
Maimonides quotes: God cannot be compared to anything. Note this. God cannot be compared to anything. Note this.
Maimonides quotes: Astrology is a disease, not a science. Astrology is a disease, not a science.
Maimonides quotes: Hear the truth from whomever says it Hear the
truth from whomever says it
Maimonides quotes: In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary In the realm of Nature there is nothing purposeless, trivial, or unnecessary
Maimonides quotes: Astrology is a sickness, not a science ... It is a tree under the shade of which all sorts of superstitions thrive. Astrology is a sickness, not a science ... It is a tree under the shade of which all sorts of superstitions thrive.
Maimonides quotes: The person who wishes to attain human perfection should study logic first, next mathematics, then physics, and, lastly, metaphysics. The person who wishes to attain human perfection should study logic first, next mathematics, then physics, and, lastly, metaphysics.
Maimonides quotes: To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible. To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
Maimonides quotes: He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.
Maimonides quotes: A wise man is a greater asset to a nation than a king. A wise man is a greater asset to a nation than a king.
Maimonides quotes: Do not imagine that these most difficult problems can be thoroughly understood by any one of us. Do not imagine that these most difficult problems can be thoroughly understood by any one of us.
Maimonides quotes: Man's shortcomings and sins are all due to substance of the body and not to its form, while all his merits are exclusively due to his form. Man's shortcomings and sins are all due to substance of the body and not to its form, while all his merits are exclusively due to his form.
Maimonides quotes: You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Maimonides quotes: All forces that reside in the body are angels. All forces that reside in the body are angels.
Maimonides quotes: If the whole earth is infinitely small in comparison with the sphere of the stars, what is man compared with all these created beings! If the whole earth is infinitely small in comparison with the sphere of the stars, what is man compared with all these created beings!
Maimonides quotes: Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel. Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel.
Maimonides quotes: In so far as the soul is a force residing in the body; it has therefore been said that the properties of the soul depend of the condition of the In so far as the soul is a force residing in the body; it has therefore been said that the properties of the soul depend of the condition of the body.
Maimonides quotes: I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends. I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends.
Maimonides quotes: Man's obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his misery. Man's obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his misery.
Maimonides quotes: He who does not understand that a dead lion is more alive than a living dog will remain a dog. He who does not understand that a dead lion is more alive than a living dog will remain a dog.
Maimonides quotes: It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment. It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment.
Maimonides quotes: If one avoids haughtiness to the utmost extent and is exceedingly humble, he is termed a saint, and this is the standard of saintliness. If one avoids haughtiness to the utmost extent and is exceedingly humble, he is termed a saint, and this is the standard of saintliness.
Maimonides quotes: Anticipate charity by preventing poverty. Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
Maimonides quotes: For that which is without a beginning, a final cause need not be sought. For that which is without a beginning, a final cause need not be sought.
Maimonides quotes: The goal of good health is to enable a person to acquire wisdom. The goal of good health is to enable a person to acquire wisdom.
Maimonides quotes: Your purpose ... should always be to know ... the whole that was intended to be known. Your purpose ... should always be to know ... the whole that was intended to be known.
Maimonides quotes: Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means. Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
Maimonides quotes: Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.
Maimonides quotes: It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him.
Maimonides quotes: The true work of God is all good, since it is existence. The true work of God is all good, since it is existence.
Maimonides quotes: Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being. Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being.
Maimonides quotes: Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong. Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.
Maimonides quotes: Nobody is ever impoverished through the giving of charity. Nobody is ever impoverished through the giving of charity.
Maimonides quotes: That which is produced with intention has passed over from non-existence to existence. That which is produced with intention has passed over from non-existence to existence.
Maimonides quotes: The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt. The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.
Maimonides quotes: Actions are divided as regards their object into four classes; they are either purposeless , unimportant , or vain , or good . Actions are divided as regards their object into four classes; they are either purposeless , unimportant , or vain , or good .
Maimonides quotes: Those who grieve find comfort in weeping and in arousing their sorrow until the body is too tired to bear the inner emotions. Those who grieve find comfort in weeping and in arousing their sorrow until the body is too tired to bear the inner emotions.
Maimonides quotes: All attributes ascribed to God are attributes of His acts, and do not imply that God has any qualities. All attributes ascribed to God are attributes of His acts, and do not imply that God has any qualities.
Maimonides quotes: There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself. There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself.
Maimonides quotes: The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
Maimonides quotes: Every man whose character traits all lie in the mean is called a wise man. Every man whose character traits all lie in the mean is called a wise man.
Maimonides quotes: A truth does not become greater by repetition. A truth does not become greater by repetition.
Maimonides quotes: Those who believe that ... detailed rules originate in a certain cause, are as far from the truth as those who assume that the whole law is useless. Those who believe that ... detailed rules originate in a certain cause, are as far from the truth as those who assume that the whole law is useless.
Maimonides quotes: The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it
Maimonides quotes: No form remains permanently in a substance; a constant change takes place, one form is taken off and another is put on. No form remains permanently in a substance; a constant change takes place, one form is taken off and another is put on.
Maimonides quotes: Hold firmly to your word. Hold firmly to your word.
Maimonides quotes: What is lofty can be said in any language. What is mean should be said in none. What is lofty can be said in any language. What is mean should be said in none.
Maimonides quotes: Commune with your own heart on your bed and be still. Commune with your own heart on your bed and be still.