Famous Moses Maimonides Quotes at starsquotes

Famous Moses Maimonides Quotes at starsquotes

Moses Maimonides Quotes at starsquotes, medieval Jewish Sephardic philosopher, prominent and influential Middle Age Torah scholars.

Moses Maimonides Quotes at starsquotes:

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.

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The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.

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Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.

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Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’, and thou shalt progress.

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You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

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All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers.

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Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end without preparatory studies, such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.

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Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.

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Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.

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Further, there are things of which the mind understands one part, but remains ignorant of the other; and when man is able to comprehend certain things, it does not follow that he must be able to comprehend everything.

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He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.

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How individuals of the same species surpass each other in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known, but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot extend to every distance or to every degree.

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