Famous Hebrew Sayings and Quotes

Here are some famous Jewish and Hebrew sayings and quotes that will give you something to talk about at your next gathering. If you're just beginning Hebrew, don't worry about learning these quotes in Hebrew. Start by reading and enjoying the English translations for their glimpse into Jewish culture and wit. Judaism is more than a religion; it's a rich culture full of history, food, language, a land, music, theater literature, and scholarly works. These quotes show many sides of this culture. Enjoy the inspiration.

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
-David Ben Gurion

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
-Albert Einstein

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
-Abba Eban

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Golda Meir

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
-Isaac Bashevis Singer

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
-Anne Frank

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
-Elie Weisel

Charity outweighs all other commandments.
-Talmud, Bava Batra

A man should not eat before he feeds his livestock.
-Talmud, Berakhot

What a wonderful machine Man's body is, a chemical laboratory and a power-station, every movement full of secrets and wonders!
-Theodore Herzl

One man's candle is light for many.
-Talmud, Bava Batra

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