Cool Quotes for Tishrei
Thoughts for a New Year
Compiled by Brielle Goodman
If you want to help pull a friend out of the mire, don't hesitate to get a little dirty.
- Ba'al Shem Tov
You cannot have everything. I mean, where would you put it?
- Steven Wright
Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.
- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things donít matter at all, because once you are Real you canít be ugly, except to people who donít understand.
- Margery Williams, "The Velveteen Rabbit"
Words are the shell, meditation the kernel. Words are the body of the prayer, and meditation its spirit.
- Bahya ibn Pekuda, Hovot HaLevavot, 1040
The Holy One delights in the prayer of the righteous, yet He does not always grant their requests.
- Zohar, Exodus, 15a
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
- Garth Brooks
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
May your fear of God be as strong as your fear of men.
- Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 28b
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
- Proverbs 15:15
To work on oneself, to make clear that which confuses and depresses us, even if it entail the greatest pain--that is what is meant by being good.
- Rahel Levin Varnhagen, "Briefe," 1877
Today's troubles make us forget yesterday's.
- Ahad Ha'am
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
- James Dent
It's easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is much better at the top.
- Arnold Bennet
Very minor sins have led to great catastrophes, and for very minor good deeds, some met with enormous rewards.
- Seder Eliyahu Rabbah